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Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower

( Torenia fournieri Hybrids )

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Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower Origins:

- Torenia Fournieri is originally from tropical Asia. One of my personal favorite flowers for beginning gardeners and low maintenance landscapes where a pop of color is needed.

- Annual planting selection is perfect for North Florida gardens. More heat tolerant and compact new cultivars like the Clown Series or Kauai Mixed Hybrids make these plants a perfect solution for easy care flowering plants that bloom from spring right into summer and fall.

 - Trailing Torenia Selections are tolerant of both sun and shade conditions but tend to favor at least partially shaded locations for best results.

Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower Preferred Exposure:

 

- Here in the North Florida / Jacksonville / St. Augustine area it can be planted in spring for all season long blooms in sun or shaded locations.

Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower  Foliage:

 

-Small bright green leaves are absolutely covered in flowers.

 

Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower  Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:

 

- Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower should be planted into moist but well draining soils.

 

 - Amend your planting area with compost when planting and these plants will appreciate the TLC and reward you with non stop blooms from spring through fall.

 

- Unknown Salt tolerance. Have it at the beach? Let us know how it did!

 

Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower Size Variance:

 

- Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower will grow between 6 -12 inches high and wide depending on what specific Hybrid you purchase.

 

- Ideal for lower growing and front of the border plantings or even mixed flowering containers. Bold color looks great when planted in masses.

 

Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower  Growth Habit:

 

- Mounding foliage.

 

Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower  Growth Rate:

 

- Fast growing.

 

Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower  Blooms:Torenia Blooms Up Close

 

- Small Bell shaped blooms come in a wide array of colors.

 

 - The species is a violet blue with a purple marking and yellow splotch. Hybrids are available in white with purple, yellow pink or blue markings towards the top portion of each bell shaped blossom. 

 

 - Very Prolific bloomer!

 

Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower  Water Requirements:

 

- Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower should be watered daily for the first week after planting and then tapered back as needed.

 

- Regular irrigation required especially in locations where planted in afternoon sun in well draining soils.

 

Butterfly or Bird Attracting:

 

- S & J Nursery's Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower  are not touted as butterfly and bird attracting plants for the landscape.

 

Best Uses For Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower  in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area garden:

 

- Easy maintenance blooming plant for the front of the flower beds and landscape borders.

 

- Great selection for a mixed container planting.

 

- Plant in masses for a blooms display that cant be missed!

 

- Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower makes a great companion plant for other flowering plants in the garden.

 

 

Care of Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower  in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape:

 

 

- Water every day during the establishment period after planting in the garden from a nursery container, once plants have established themselves into the landscape, you can begin to taper watering back but plants will most often need water 3-4 times per week in well draining soils.

 

- Fertilize each spring, summer and fall with a handful of garden compost or a mixture of Milorganite and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food or 10-10-10.

 

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