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Summer Wave® Large Violet Wishbone Flower Torenia hybrid

(13 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" 0"
Height
8 - 10"
Spread
0"
  • Details

    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

    Plant Type: 
    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
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    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
  • 13 Reviews

    • I searched for something to put in my window box that is mostly in shade, but gets about 45 mins of sun each day. I thought I had found it in this plant. To read the description, one would think this is a bulletproof annual. The three plants I ordered (at a cost of about $40) have green foliage and flowers off and on, but they’ve never gotten any bigger than about six inches in diameter. I was so looking forward to them spilling out and down the sides of my flower box. I feed them faithfully, hoping I will get something, but all I get is foliage. These seem to really need sun, like many flowers. So disappointed in the growing instructions. These are NOT for a shady location.

      Mary Withrow
      Idaho
      United States
      1 min ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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.

      Lois Friesen
      Canada
      4 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

      Lois Friesen
      Canada
      4 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

      J.Clemens
      Texas
      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.
    • Great plant (Summer Wave) Blue Torenia hybrid

      TreeTops Ranch
      Oregon
      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.
    • 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.

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

      Kim
      Missouri
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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."

      Debbie
      Massachusetts
      United States
      8 years ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • 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.

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

      Mitch Evans
      Washington
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 28 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2007 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2007 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2007 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    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
    2006 Best of Species Penn State
    2006 Best Varieties Colorado State University
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