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botanical name:
Torenia fournieri
Torenia fournieri © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Wishbone flower
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 5°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
description:
Branching annual with opposite, pointed ovate, toothed leaves. The two-lipped, lobed, tubular flowers are typically lilac-blue with dark purple lower lips and yellow marking in the throats. However there are also forms and cultivars with white, pink and purple flowers.

cultivation:
Moist, fertile soil in part shade. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Frost tender.

propagation:
From seed sown in mid-spring at about 18C.

usage:
Summer bedding, containers, baskets and may also be grown as a house plant.

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