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Torenia fournieri 'Summer Wave Amethyst'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Torenia (tor-EN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: fournieri (for-NEER-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Wave Amethyst
Additional cultivar information: (PP14302, Summer Wave™ series, aka Sunrenirirepa)
Hybridized by Miyazaki; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

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under 6 in. (15 cm)
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:

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

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive flower_power On Jun 26, 2004, flower_power from Streator, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This has become a favorite of mine because it fills out quickly and is a continous bloomer. They don't tolerate heat well, so partial shade is recommended and soil must be kept consistently moist.
It is considered and annual in zone 5, but can be grown indoors as a houseplant.


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

Blairsville, Georgia
Hyattsville, Maryland
Cincinnati, Ohio
Memphis, Tennessee
Baytown, Texas

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