Wishbone Flower, Bluewings
Torenia fournieri 'Indigo Moon'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Torenia (tor-EN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: fournieri (for-NEER-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Indigo Moon

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:

Pale Yellow

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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

Regional

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

Amesti, California

Rancho Cucamonga, California

Simi Valley, California

Nokomis, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Sanford, Florida

Norcross, Georgia

Melbourne, Kentucky

Independence, Louisiana

Sikes, Louisiana

Denville, New Jersey

Brooklyn, New York

Durham, North Carolina

Newland, North Carolina

Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

Memphis, Tennessee

Baytown, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Saint George, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 8, 2011, fsuannie from Brooksville, FL wrote:

This is a fabulous containter plant! Not only does it fill in your arrangement, but it will also do a bit of trailing. It seems to do the best in part shade, avoiding the hot afternoon sun. Beautiful mixed with impatiens.

Positive

On Aug 13, 2005, madbirdee wrote:

Sweet little low-growing plant which looks like a cross between a johnny-jump-up and a snapdragon. The fuzzy texture is what originaaly caught my eye! Lovely! My kids love looking inside the blossom for the "wishbone".