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)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Pink

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

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

Independence, Louisiana

Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Snook, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.