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Description for Torenia (Purple)
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 ofTorenia 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.
Planting and care
Planting indoors in pots or outdoors in the ground.
Caring for Torenia
- 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.
Typical uses of Torenia
Special features: Good for Containers
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose for its beautiful flowers.
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