Wishbone Flower, Bluewings
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
Registered or introduced: 2002

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Violet/Lavender

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:

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:

Blairsville, Georgia

Hyattsville, Maryland

Cincinnati, Ohio

Memphis, Tennessee

Baytown, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.