Photo by Melody
We rolled out several small fixes on January 29. If you encounter any problems, please report them in the designated thread in the DG Site Updates forum.

PlantFiles: Wishbone Flower, Bluewings
Torenia fournieri 'Clown Rose'

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 Rose
Additional cultivar information: (Clown™ series)


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


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:

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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By plantladylin
Thumbnail #1 of Torenia fournieri by plantladylin

By dicentra63
Thumbnail #2 of Torenia fournieri by dicentra63

By plantladylin
Thumbnail #3 of Torenia fournieri by plantladylin

By plantladylin
Thumbnail #4 of Torenia fournieri by plantladylin

By plantladylin
Thumbnail #5 of Torenia fournieri by plantladylin


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rjones8194 On May 11, 2011, rjones8194 from Independence, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

These plants are very easy to grow from seed and easy to care for. The planting guides say full sun but they do need light shade in the afternoon here in south or will get sunscald on leaves. They are very dependable and I don't have any problem with pests. The hummingbirds love them and they are one of my favorites.


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

Daytona Beach, Florida
Independence, Louisiana
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Snook, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America