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Catalina® Midnight Blue Wishbone Flower Torenia

(19 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
16" 10"
Height
8 - 16"
Spread
8 - 10"
  • Details

    Features

    I let my PETALS do the talking.

    Flowers start blooming early and keep going til late fall,then add a mounding/trailing habit and unique, yellow-throated blooms. The result is a
    new series that fills hanging baskets and containers with masses of color, and
    it's wonderful as a groundcover in shady areas.
    Heat and shade tolerant plants have snapdragon-like flowers all season; low maintenance

    Award Winner
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    8 - 16 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    8 - 10 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-True
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in hanging baskets, combinations and window boxes

    Maintenance 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.

    Catalina® Midnight Blue Torenia 'Dancat911' USPP 17,878, Can 2,815
  • 19 Reviews

    • Christine
      4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I love this flower. It is very beautiful but very finicky and delicate. This definitely needs to be in the shade and watered daily, do not miss a watering or they will dry up within hours. I will be trying these again next year, in the shade with lots of water.

      Amy
      Minnesota
      United States
      4 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • The Catalina was beautiful for about a month or so then it stopped blooming & growing. I''ve tried different light exposures, fertilize regularly and water when dry. Any ideas? Same problem a couple of years ago.

      betty
      Pennsylvania
      United States
      5 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • It surprised me. It quickly grows. Lush color, lots of blooms, and loves the shady place it now dwells. I couldn't be happier with this plant. Its a must have for my garden!

      Mike Hughes
      Indiana
      United States
      5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I grew this plant last year on my balcony, which has northeast exposure. It performed amazingly well, disease-free, any special care-free, blooming all the time, from late June to late November. It was a real joy for my eyes!

      Yelena Su
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Very easy to grow. Mine are planted the front an aloe garden to provide a colorful accent to the deep green of the aloe. They face west and are under and in the shade of to large laurel oaks.

      Mr William A. Miller Jr
      Florida
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I loved this plant! However, you state that dead heading may be unnecessary, I disagree. When planted in a planter it definitely looks better when regularly dead headed. When dead heading is not performed, the spent petals stick to the underlying leaves making for an unattractive look. I also took the plant up onto my porch when it rained, because the rain caused the petals to stick to the underlying leaves and fade quicker than when kept dry. I did not mind performing the deadheading. I bought this plant in May and it performed well through late September. There were many blooms all throughout the growing period. I needed a plant near my side entrance, which does not get much sun, and this plant was perfect for it. I will definitely buy this plant again next year.

      Kathryn Perrine
      Maine
      United States
      6 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Bought this the end of last summer to replace some plants the deer had eaten. It was a shady spot under a tree in a pot. Plant thrived for the rest of the season- deer left it alone and it kept on blooming! LOVE it!

      Kathy
      7 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Torenia, in different colors, and different types, are all I plant - they are all yours, too.

      Martha Crump
      North Carolina
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I like the color and the way it looks. It last a long time and think it is a very pretty flower and the birds like it.

      kathy wiberg
      Minnesota
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 21 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Best of Breed North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2007 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2007 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2007 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2007 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2006 Top Consumer Rated Variety Penn State
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