I absolutely Love this plant! Easy to grow...and always beautiful..No need to dead head.
Catalina® Grape-o-Licious™ 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).
FeaturesThe WORLD is my PLANTER.
Pure white flowers with a dollop of deep purple glow on shade tolerant plants.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:HummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:8 - 12 InchesSpacing:8 - 12 InchesSpread:8 - 12 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:PurpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer 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:
Great in landscapes and containers.Maintenance Notes:
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Catalina® varieties are high-value plants with an extra helping of heat tolerance and oversized blooms. They are also among the few varieties that bloom in the shade, and are a wonderful crop alternative in areas where downy mildew is a concern.
Staci Gatten, West Virginia, United States, 6 years ago
I ignored this plant when the box of trial plants arrived. It was for shade and I would have to go looking for a place to plant it. When I saw this ignored starter plant about 2 weeks later, a hummingbird attracted me to the plant. It was in a raised bed garden that surounds the patio. So, maybe it could take a bit of noon day sun, so I planted it right then and there. It did get afternoon and morning shade, but midday is sunny for a short while. This beautiful plant thrived. I slowly spread out reaching about 18" across and 10 " high. It was just beautiful and covered with blooms right up until that final fatal frost in mid October. Yes, I would recommend this plant with intense white and purple flowers. And I would like to see the other colors growing. Should I suddenly inherit some more shade, I would consider using this plant. If I had known it would do so well, I might have found a container for it tumble over the edges.Patsy Bell Hobson, Missouri, United States, 6 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2013 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2013 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2013 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2011 Top Performer Michigan State University 2011 Top Performer Michigan State University 2011 Top Performer University of Wisconsin 2011 Top Performer University of Wisconsin3 More Recipes