Wishbone Flower is an erect, bushy annual with toothed ovate leaves and trumpet shaped flowers.
||Torenia (Purple) - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Although sometimes classified as a warm weather annual, this species of Torenia is not terribly fond of hot and humid summer weather. Most varieties have purplish-blue flowers with a yellow throat. True to its name, Torenia displays two short wishbone-shaped curved stamens.
Annual best grown in consistently moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Although sometimes classified as a warm weather annual, this species of Torenia is not terribly fond of hot and humid summer weather. As long as properly sited and watered, it will generally bloom from early/mid summer to frost. Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date or sow seed directly in the garden just before last frost date.
Plants are often available from nurseries in cell/six packs. Set out seedlings or purchased plants 1-2 weeks after last frost date. Young plants may be pinched to promote compact, bushier growth. Container plants may be brought indoors for winter bloom.
||16 inch (41 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||1 to 3 feet
||Throughout the summer and autumn
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Once your Torenia plants reached about 8 cm high, pinch back the growing tip of the stem to encourage branching.
This extra care will give you bushy, compact and healthy-looking plants.
Removing spent bloom heads or deadheading is not really necessary to improve the appearance of your Torenia plants.
Planting indoors in pots or outdoors in the ground.
||Make sure that the plants will receive sunlight each day.
||Water them regularly, especially in hot weather, but do not overdo it.
||Well-drained and moist soil
||They can handle cooler temperatures
||Using a balance 10-10-10 NPK fertilizer, fertilize Torenia plants once every month.Make sure to follow the directions and dosage properly.
Torenia special feature
Good for Containers
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose for its beautiful flowers