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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
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.

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

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

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

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