Annual Flower, Houseplant
Botanical name: Torenia fournieri
Family Classification: Scrophulariaceae Family
(Also known as Wishbone Flower)
This annual flower features colorful, Gloxinia-like flowers in shades of pink, white and purple. They are known for their prolific bloomage in the fall and take an almost dwarf shrub form. It is given its common name the Wishbone Flower due to the shape of the flower head which consists of two stamens, which touch at the top forming a shape of a wishbone.
|Mid-summer, Late summer, Early fall, Mid-fall|
|0.66 to 1 feet|
How To Plant Your Torenia Plants
Propagate by seed. Start seeds indoors 10 to 12 weeks before the last spring frost. Do not cover the seeds, as they need light to aid the germination process. Make sure to keep the soil moist and at a temperature of 70 F to 75 F which is perfect for germination. The torenia plant can take 7 to 17 days to emerge, once they have emerged they can handle cooler conditions, to keep the plants looking bushy pinch the plants back.
Torenia Plant Varieties
8” tall plants with bicolor flowers in pink and white, lilac and white, and purple and white. the lower lips have a yellow spot.
The torenia plant prefers moist, well-drained soil.
|Soil conditions||Requires well-drained soil|
|Special locations||Indoors as a houseplant|
Flowering torenia plants are two-lipped and have a spot of yellow on the lower lip.
|Height||0.66 to 1 feet|
|Spread||0.5 to 0.75 feet|
One of the benefits of having torenia plants in your garden is that they attact hummingbirds