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Catalina® Midnight Blue Wishbone Flower Torenia hybrid

  • Sun or Shade
Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
16" 10" 41cm 25cm
Height: 8" - 16"
Spread: 8" - 10"
Height: 20cm - 41cm
Spread: 20cm - 25cm
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  • Details

    8 - 16 Inches
    10 - 12 Inches
    8 - 10 Inches
    20cm - 41cm
    25cm - 30cm
    20cm - 25cm


    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

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    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    8 - 16 Inches 20cm - 41cm
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches 61cm
    10 - 12 Inches 25cm - 30cm
    8 - 10 Inches 20cm - 25cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    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 hybrid 'Dancat911' USPP 17,878, Can 2,815
  • 21 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Christine
      , 9 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
      , 10 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
      , 10 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
      , 10 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
      , 11 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!

      , 12 years ago
    • Torenia, in different colors, and different types, are all I plant - they are all yours, too.

      Martha Crump
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 13 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
      , 13 years ago
    • I love this plant! This year is the first time I've seen it and I decided to try it and have been plesantly surprised by how many blooms it has produced this summer. Today it's 107 degrees and as long as I keep it watered it's doing just fine.

      Patty Parrott
      , Kansas
      , United States
      , 13 years ago
    • This is truely blue and prolific flowering little plant. I've rooted broken off bits in water and planted them in the garden with great success. Makes for a very pretty house plant.

      , California
      , United States
      , 13 years ago
  • 18 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2020 FlameProof Plants Dallas Arboretum
    2013 Best of Breed North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2006 Top Consumer Rated Variety Penn State University
    2006 Top Consumer Rated Variety Penn State University
    2006 Top Consumer Rated Variety Penn State University
    2006 Top Consumer Rated Variety Penn State University
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