Torenia Summer Pansy

Torenia Summer Pansy / Wishbone Flower

( Torenia fournieri Hybrids )

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.