I have been growing the torenias for many years. I love the amount of blooms it brought to my shady gardens. This year however I've lost several, some before even planting and some a couple days after planting. They started turning black and dying. I'm guessing since I bought them from the same garden center they had a disease. After shopping at my local garden center again i noticed some of theirs doing tbe same. So sad because they were my go to summer plant, never mind the ammount of money lost.
Catalina® Gilded Grape™ Wishbone Flower Torenia hybrid
- Sun or Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesI express YOUR style.
Heat and shade tolerant plants, snapdragon-like flowers all season; low maintenance.Award WinnerHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:BirdsHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:8 - 16 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:8 - 10 InchesSpread:8 - 10 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:YellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types or in landscapesMaintenance Notes:
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Take flowers that start blooming early and keep on until late fall, then add a mounding/trailing habit and unique color blooms. The result is a series that fills hanging baskets and containers with masses of color, they are also wonderful as a groundcover in shady areas.
Take flowers that start blooming early and keep on until late fall, then add a mounding/trailing habit and unique color blooms. The result is a series that fills hanging baskets and containers with masses of color, they are also wonderful as a groundcover in shady areas.Catalina® Gilded Grape™ Torenia hybrid 'Dancat266' USPP 20,242, Can 3,904
Drea, Virginia, United States, 4 years ago
Covered with blooms since I planted it in a container in light shade. Has looked good from day 1 with zero maintenance.Randy, Minnesota, United States, 6 years ago
I have planted this in a hanging basket for the first time this year. I think it is very different and cute but I cannot get it to grow very much. I first tried a more shade setting and then moved it to a partial sun area -------still waiting for it to pick up. It does get fertilized so what can I do?Sandra Meekma, Wisconsin, United States, 6 years ago
C Civiello, Virginia, United States, 7 years ago
I planted it last spring and practically ignored it and it bloomed prolifically until late fall.Linda, Georgia, United States, 8 years ago
Love this plant. Easy to grow. Very pretty, compact. Hope to buy it this year.Mary Nass, 9 years ago
I would not categorize my thumb as "green," but this flower thrived in hanging baskets on my shaded deck last year, and I'm desperately hunting it down for planting this year. You can't go wrong with this gorgeous plant!Debbie, Texas, United States, 9 years ago
Absolutely stunning! This plant does well in part-shade. It flowers beautifully.Miss Halloran, New York, United States, 9 years ago
I used this in my 4-H flower bed. It required quite a bit of water.Zoe Aseltine, Michigan, United States, 9 years ago
Love...Love this plant! Easy care and long lasting. Beautiful!!!D. Hayden, Mississippi, United States, 9 years ago
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