Thunbergia erecta is a woody shrub from tropical Africa. It grows to about 4-6′ in height and width. The most common flower color is purple. A little less common are the white (Thunbergia erecta ‘Alba’), and the pale blue with white stripes (Thunbergia erecta ‘Fairy Moon’). The flowers on all varieties are tubular with yellow throats. This shrub blooms year-round with the heaviest blooming period in late spring through summer. King’s Mantle is an excellent shrub for hedges, but equally great as a stand-alone specimen shrub left to grow naturally round in shape.
Richard Lyons Nursery currently has all three color varieties in stock.