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Thunbergia natalensis flower with bud

Thunbergia natalensis

Dwarf Thunbergia (english)
Dwergthunbergia (afrikaans)
isiphondo esikhulu (zulu)

Taxonomy:

Family ACANTHACEAE
Genus Thunbergia
Specie natalensis
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Basionym Thunbergia natalensis

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Description:

Thunbergia natalensis is a hardy, deciduous, herbaceous shrublet has large, attractive, heart-shaped leaves that sometimes have wavy margins.

It bears beautiful sky-blue, tubular flowers with yellow centres from October to March. Plant in well-drained soil in shady areas of the garden for a splash of colour under trees.

It is a particularly useful size for planting under trees and shrubs.

It attracts insects to the garden.

Traditionally it is used as a charm to ensure a happy marriage.

Size 0,5 to 1m

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Distribution:

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape

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