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TORENIA (SUMMER WAVE® BLUE)

Image of Torenia 'Sunrenilabu' (SUMMER WAVE® BLUE, SUMMER WAVE® SERIES) PP10843

James H. Schutte

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

TORENIA 'Sunrenilabu'( SUMMER WAVE® BLUE, SUMMER WAVE® SERIES) PP10843

Plant Common Name

Wishbone Flower

General Description

Bred to be more heat tolerant than other wishbone flowers, this hybrid produces relatively large lavender-blue flowers on long trailing stems. The tubular blooms with wide-flaring lips appear from spring until fall, continuing even through hot spells. Plants may be perennial in mild climates, but are used as bedding and container annuals in colder areas. Some self-sowing may occur. The paired mid-green leaves are oval and toothed.

Like most wishbone flowers, this variety has low drought tolerance and must be well watered when conditions are hot and dry. It needs filtered bright light and organic-rich, evenly moist soil. It is ideal for hanging baskets, mixed borders, and walls.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 3

  • 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

    Annual

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    2"-6" / 5.1cm - 15.2cm

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    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

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Blue, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    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, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes