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Summer Wave® Large Blue Wishbone Flower Torenia hybrid

(23 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
10" 12"
Height
8 - 10"
Spread
10 - 12"
  • Details

    Features

    I was voted MOST LIKELY to THRIVE.

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

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    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
  • 23 Reviews

    • 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!

      Sharon Sivertsen
      Illinois
      United States
      3 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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!

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

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

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

      Barb Pierson
      Ohio
      United States
      5 years ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • 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
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This plant is awesome. Very easy to grow and always showy, plus it just keeps on blooming! I seek it out Every year.

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

      Lora
      7 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 24 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    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
    2005 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
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