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Summer Wave® Large Blue Wishbone Flower Torenia hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 8 - 10 Inches
Spring shipping begins March 28, 2017. Place an order and we will ship according to your plant zone.
$7.99
Size: 4.5 Inch
Proven Winners
Summer Wave® Large Blue Wishbone Flower Torenia hybrid
Sun or Shade 8 - 10

Features

I was voted MOST LIKELY to THRIVE.

Blue flowers all season; excellent heat tolerance; loves the shade; low maintenance

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Fragrant Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
8 - 10 Inches
Trails Up To: 
36 Inches
Spacing: 
8 - 10 Inches
Spread: 
10 - 12 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Shade: 
Blue-True
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Trailing
Container Role: 
Spiller

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, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters

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.

Torenia are somewhat of a legacy in the Proven Winners spring collection. This year, one of Proven Winners most popular varieties is joined by Large Violet, a larger version of Blue (Violet). This filtered-sun lover provides superb color throughout even the hottest months of the year and does well in pots and window boxes.

Torenia are somewhat of a legacy in the Proven Winners spring collection. This year, one of Proven Winners most popular varieties is joined by Large Violet, a larger version of 'Blue (Violet)'. This filtered-sun lover provides superb color throughout even the hottest months of the year and does well in pots and window boxes. Like all the rest of the Summer Waves, this plant thrives in high humidity. Plant it alone, or combine it with Sutera cordata (Bacopa) or Supertunias.

Summer Wave® Large Blue Torenia hybrid 'SUNrenilabu' USPP 10,843, Can 1,066
  • I had hopes the flowers would bloom and contrast with red and white begonias, unfortunately, they have not performed/bloomed well at all..maybe two or three scraggly flowers, even though six plants were nestled in a long clay pot on two level stand...kept moving up or down, exhanging with begonias. I cut them back a little today, hoping this may help. They had plenty of fertilizer...nice greenery..but not much blooming blue flowers!

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Patricia Wilfert
    Cincinnati
    Ohio
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I love these flowers. I have them EVERYWHERE !!!!!!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Connie
    Ohio
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Has brownish tips - always looks like it needs pinching all over

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Barb Pierson
    Tipp City
    Ohio
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Has brownish tips - always looks like it needs pinching all over

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Barb Pierson
    Tipp City
    Ohio
    United States
    2 years ago
  • I had it last summer, in a container at the balcony. It bloomed from July to November, non-stop, most beautifully, though the balcony faced North-East and barely had any sun. Was completely free of diseases and so easy to care for!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    YYS
    2 years ago
  • This lovely plant just gets better and better as the season passes. Hummingbirds love it, but the deer do not; it is also the only plant the rabbits have not been interested in, wonderful! I will make sure to have more in the garden next year and add to hanging baskets.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Colette
    Qualicum Beach
    British Columbia
    Canada
    3 years ago
  • A great plant. I came across torenia about 10 years ago and introduced it into my garden. I was surprises to see it come back the next year just as volunteers. Last year I wintered over a hanging basket in my basement and it's now in full bloom.
    A little work with lots of rewards. I picked up another 10" hanging basket yesterday and replanted in in a concrete earn. I may dig it out before a frost to see if it will come back one more time in the spring.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Tom Miller.
    Monroe
    Georgia
    United States
    3 years ago
  • This plant is awesome. Very easy to grow and always showy, plus it just keeps on blooming! I seek it out Every year.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Lora
    5 years ago
  • This plant is awesome. Very easy to grow and always showy, plus it just keeps on blooming! I seek it out Every year.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Lora
    5 years ago
  • I purchased this plant last year and it grew beautifully. The butterflies were very attracted to it.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Paula
    Texas
    United States
    5 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2011 Top Performer Kansas State University
2011 Top Performer Kansas State University
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2006 Best of Species Penn State
2006 Best of Species Penn State
2006 Best of Species Penn State
2006 Best of Species Penn State
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