Torenia (Violet) - Plant
Description for Torenia (Violet)
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.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Wishbone flower||Violet||Throughout the summer and autumn||1 to 3 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Planting indoors in pots or outdoors in the ground.
|Make sure that the plants will receive sunlight each day.||Well-drained and moist soil||Water them regularly, especially in hot weather, but do not overdo it.||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.|
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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