Catalina® Midnight Blue Wishbone Flower Torenia
- 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 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 maintenanceAward WinnerHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:BirdsHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:8 - 16 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:10 - 12 InchesSpread:8 - 10 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:Blue-TrueFoliage 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:
Use in hanging baskets, combinations and window boxesMaintenance 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
Christine, 5 years ago
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, 6 years ago
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, 6 years ago
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, 6 years ago
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, 6 years ago
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, 7 years ago
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, 7 years ago
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, 8 years ago
Torenia, in different colors, and different types, are all I plant - they are all yours, too.Martha Crump, North Carolina, United States, 9 years ago
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, 9 years ago
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