Torenia genus (Wishbone flower). This genus consists of about 40 to 50 upright to spreading, bushy annuals or perennials. They have oval to lance-shaped, entire or toothed, opposite leaves. In the summer, there are racemes of trumpet-shaped, 2-lipped flowers with 2 lobed upper lips and 3 lobed lower lips. They are half hardy to frost tender, min 5C and will grow in semi-shade in a sheltered position, with fertile well drained soil. You should pinch out the growing shoots of young plants to encourage a bushy habit. Propagation is by seeds sown under glass in early spring.
Annuals or Perennials, Herbaceous
Tropical Africa and Asia
They will prefer a warm, frost-free climate. In a cooler climates they should not be planted out until the last frost has past. You should grow in fertile, well-drained soil in partial-shade in a sheltered position. You can propagate from seed in the spring. Pinch out growing shoots of young plants to encourage a bushy habit.
Seed sown under glass in early spring.
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