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Torenia fournieri

Wishbone flower

Garden

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurple shades

Description

Torenia fournieri (Wishbone flower). This is a tender upright bushy annual with toothed leaves and tiny blue-purple blossoms with yellow or white throats. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and will bloom from early summer to the first frost.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Other common names

Bluewings

Origin

Tropical Asia and Africa

Interest and use

Container, window-box, greenhouse, border, edging

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0

Cultivation

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 and will make an ideal choice for a cool greenhouse. You should pinch shoots of young plants to encourage bushiness.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in the spring.

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