Wishbone Flower, Bluewings
Torenia fournieri 'Clown Blue'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Torenia (tor-EN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: fournieri (for-NEER-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Clown Blue
Additional cultivar information:(Clown™ series)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

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:

Blue-Violet

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

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-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:

Daytona Beach, Florida

Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Wellborn, Florida

Savannah, Georgia

Snellville, Georgia

Independence, Louisiana

Limington, Maine

Leominster, Massachusetts

Coopersville, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saint Louis, Missouri

Bloomingdale, New Jersey

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Baytown, Texas

Denison, Texas

Houston, Texas

League City, Texas

Lufkin, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 7, 2011, mgpaquin from Savannah, GA wrote:

I discovered Torenia about 4 or 5 years ago when I bought this house. We just love it — it thrives in our horribly hot and humid summers, and also self-seeds. There's also a pink Torenia, but we prefer the blue. I can't say enough positive things about this plant. If you haven't tried growing it yet, do. You won't be disappointed.