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Torenia fournieri/Torenia

Torenia fournieri / Torenia fournieri
Clump of yellow-green foliage with white flowers with purple markings
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Clump of yellow-green foliage with white flowers with purple markings

Hanging basket of blue flowering torenia

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Scientific Name: Torenia fournieri
Common Name: Torenia
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: White, Pink, Blue, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Although technically classified as a perennial torenia are normally treated as an annual. They are self-seeding if soil conditions are favorable and produce an abundance of blooms in spring and early summer. Provide morning sunlight and a well drained soil for best results. Torenias grow well in containers and in time they grow so large that they spill out of most containers as they continue to produce flowers. Deadhead old spent flowers to encourage more bloom.