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Summer Wave® Large Violet Wishbone Flower Torenia hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 8 - 10 Inches
Proven Winners
Summer Wave® Large Violet Wishbone Flower Torenia hybrid
Sun or Shade 8 - 10

Features

Just call me OLD FAITHFUL.

Violet-colored flowers bloom all season; heat tolerant; loves the shade; low maintenance

Award Winner
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
8 - 10 Inches
Trails Up To: 
36 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 12 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Purple
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
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations

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. 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.

Here is feedback from a customer in Leroy, Kansas:

"I purchased some flowers...and had great results. My favorite was The 'Summer Wave' Large Violet, Torenia Hybrid. I have never had four little plants grow like that for me before. The huge planter on my porch had about a 3-4 foot diameter with beautiful purple blooms all Summer long. It looked like a vase of lovely thick flowers you would expect to see in a Park or a Zoo. It was absolutely the most beautiful plants I have ever grown personally in all my many years of gardening. Thank you so much for the healthy, wonderful plants. They were so beautiful from May - September. I had a good run." - BG McCarter

Customer Comment, Thelma, PA:

I bought the Summer Wave Large Violet torenia and I absolutely love them! they grow so easily and freely with hardly any matainence. Just one filled a big pot in no time. i would love to have them everywhere! Thank you.

Summer Wave® Large Violet Torenia hybrid 'SUNrenilamu' USPP 15,684, Can 2,471
  • Filled a large pot on our entry porch along with some bright red geraniums... a perfect pairing. The torenia spilled out of the pot and draped beautifully around it, longer and fuller than anticipated, and they filled any gap in the geraniums. It was constantly in bloom, a rich green and bright violet plant with a little bit of an exotic look.. The geraniums also bloomed consistently and made an exquisite eye-catching display in the centre of it all. The blooms were approximately three feet across and draped about eighteen inches. We received many, many accolades for having such a cheery greeting for anyone arriving to our home.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Lois Friesen
    Winnipeg
    Canada
    49 weeks ago
  • Filled a large pot on our entry porch along with some bright red geraniums... a perfect pairing. The torenia spilled out of the pot and draped beautifully around it, longer and fuller than anticipated, and they filled any gap in the geraniums. It was constantly in bloom, a rich green and bright violet plant with a little bit of an exotic look.. The geraniums also bloomed consistently and made an exquisite eye-catching display in the centre of it all. The blooms were approximately three feet across and draped about eighteen inches. We received many, many accolades for having such a cheery greeting for anyone arriving to our home.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Lois Friesen
    Winnipeg
    Canada
    49 weeks ago
  • Have this in a hanging basket on the shady side of my back porch. It has overflowed with blooms all over, just as promised!!! The most beautiful plant ever. I will definitely incorporate more of them in my yard next year.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    J.Clemens
    Chandler
    Texas
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Great plant (Summer Wave) Blue Torenia hybrid

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    TreeTops Ranch
    Cottage Grove
    Oregon
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Amazingly abundant color for my partially to mostly shady garden. Loves the way that spent flowers are not obtrusive so I can take my time to deadhead them.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Sally Pian
    4 years ago
  • This plant was the only one I had that was still beautiful at the end of August when all the others were looking tired.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Kim
    Missouri
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Performed beautifully in part shade, but a 2nd container in full shade did not bloom. In full shade the foliage was lush, but had no flowers at all, despite using fertilizer regularly. This plant should be labeled "part shade" not "part shade/shade."

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Debbie
    Massachusetts
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I have brought a planter with this beautiful flower the past 3 yrs. The hummingbird love them. I would say they make my favorite flower baskets.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    christine Souza
    Missouri
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Makes a great trailer with Bonfire Begonia and chartreuse Ipomea.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mitch Evans
    Washington
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Carolyn Settles
    Illinois
    United States
    4 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 Top Performer Michigan State University
2007 Top Performer Michigan State University
2007 Top Performer Michigan State University
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2007 Top Performer Michigan State University
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