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Torenia fournieri 'Clown Rose'

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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

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:
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:
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

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.

Regional...

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

South Daytona, Florida
Independence, Louisiana
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Snook, Texas
West Valley City, Utah



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