What to do with black eyed Susan vine end of autumn
What must I do when my Black Eyed Susan vine starts to die off now that winter is coming. Dig it up leave to die out or what??? Thanks Sandra Walters
Black eyed susan vine, Thunbergia, is native to Africa and there it is a perennial vine. You have 4 main options at this point in autumn. 1. save some seed; 2. take tip cuttings and root them; 3. trim it back keeping it as a houseplant over winter; or assign it to the compost pile. If you are growing a fine hybrid Thunbergia, just be aware that seeds will not recreate all of the hybrid's characteristics. If you decide to take it indoors as a houseplant, don't expect it to flower while inside and it may get rather ragged looking without supplemental light. After all danger of frost has passed in spring, back to the garden it goes. Your choice!