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Catalina® Midnight Blue Wishbone Flower Torenia

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 8 - 16 Inches
Proven Winners
Catalina® Midnight Blue Wishbone Flower Torenia
Sun or Shade 8 - 16

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

Duration: 
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
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Christine
    3 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.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Amy
    Minnesota
    United States
    4 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.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    betty
    jamison
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 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!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Mike Hughes
    Indianapolis
    Indiana
    United States
    4 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!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Yelena Su
    4 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mr William A. Miller Jr
    Jupiter
    Florida
    United States
    5 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Kathryn Perrine
    Bar Harbor
    Maine
    United States
    6 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!

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Martha Crump
    North Carolina
    United States
    7 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    kathy wiberg
    Minnesota
    United States
    7 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2013 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2013 Best of Breed North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
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
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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