So far, in an unusually cool season, I LOVE it! It got planted in a window box, and as of 6/24/19, it's growing and flowering beautifully! I'm planting all (?) my flowers with Miracle-Gro Shake 'n Feed Rose & Bloom mixed in the soil at planting, and it probably got a shot of Miracle-Gro Quick-Start to help the roots get growing. Temps are abnormally cool this year. We've had a lot of 50's and 60's, whereas we normally would have temps maybe 10 degrees higher. So I don't know how this will do when the weather heats up, but so far, great!
Summer Wave® Large Blue Wishbone Flower Torenia hybrid
- 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 was voted MOST LIKELY to THRIVE.
Blue flowers all season; excellent heat tolerance; loves the shade; low maintenanceAward WinnerFragrant FoliageHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:8 - 10 InchesTrails Up To:36 InchesSpacing:8 - 10 InchesSpread:10 - 12 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:Blue-TrueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
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, window boxes, landscaping and combination plantersMaintenance 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' Can 1,066
51544332212Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Sharon Sivertsen, Illinois, United States, 3 years ago
I love these flowers. I have them EVERYWHERE !!!!!!Connie, Ohio, United States, 8 years ago
Has brownish tips - always looks like it needs pinching all overBarb Pierson, Ohio, United States, 8 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!YYS, 8 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.Colette, British Columbia, Canada, 9 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.Tom Miller., Georgia, United States, 9 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.Lora, 10 years ago
I purchased this plant last year and it grew beautifully. The butterflies were very attracted to it.Paula, Texas, United States, 11 years ago
wonderful plant, just keep wet and the plant doubles it size with ease. Bee's love it. "Great Plant"April Gardner, Pennsylvania, United States, 11 years ago
great plant flowers all summer until frost(november here)mike, South Carolina, United States, 11 years ago
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