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TORENIA (BLUE MOON™)

Image of Torenia 'Dantmoond' (BLUE MOON™, MOON™ SERIES)

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

TORENIA 'Dantmoond'( BLUE MOON™, MOON™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Blue Moon™ Torenia, Bluewings, Torenia, Wishbone Flower

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Torenia is an excellent annual native to tropical Asia that provides steady bloom in a partially sunny or shady area of the garden from early summer until frost. It grows as an upright but compact bush with cool colored bell shaped flowers. In the cold weather, the foliage turns reddish green. As Torenia has a low drought tolerance, be sure to keep it well watered, especially during times of high heat. The Moon Series of Torenia is much stronger than the other seed varieties, exhibiting a tolerance to heat and sun that other varieties do not. It is also more trailing than the species variety of Torenia. Blue Moon is a series of trailing Torenia in a variety of blue colors.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    6 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m (1)

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm (2)

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Prostrate/Trailing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Blue Violet

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Light Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No