Wishbone Flower, Bluewings
Torenia fournieri 'Catalina Pink'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Torenia (tor-EN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: fournieri (for-NEER-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Catalina Pink
Additional cultivar information:(PP17025, Catalina™ series, aka Dancatpink)
Hybridized by Danziger
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Annuals

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Delray Beach, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Navarre, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Chatsworth, Georgia

Dallas, Georgia

Aurora, Illinois

Croton On Hudson, New York

Baytown, Texas

Lufkin, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 7, 2006, GeorgiaJo from Dallas, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have been using this in pots and it does great. Self-seeds unless we get a real harsh winter (to 0 degrees F). Happy in the shady areas. Also, great for cutting and putting in our small vases. Lasts a long time.