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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Blue sky vine is a large, twining vine that boasts beautiful pale blue flowers. It is a rapid grower and becomes quite large over the course of a season.

    Latin Name

    Thunbergia grandiflora


    Family

    Acanthaceae


    Also Known As

    Bengal Clockvine


    Type of Plant

    Tropical
    Vine

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 30'
    Max Spread: 6'

    Uses

  • Ornamental

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Colors


    Native Range

    Northern India


    History

    George Washington received blue sky vine plants from Thomas Law, who was his grandson-in-law, in 1799.


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