Facts about Wishbone Flowers (Plant)- Torenia Flowers, "Scientific name for Torenia Flower is Torenia fournieri" - any plants belonging to the genus Torenia, of the figwort family, native to Asia and Africa, having two-lipped, normally having purple or blue flowers. The Torenia Flower (Plant) also known as the wishbone flower. This is a flower that will thrive in shade, hot or humid weather. If you have ever seen one of the Torenia’s flower you will greatly appreciate its other common name 'Clown Flower'(Torenia Flower). The wishbone name comes from the way its anthers arch and join at its tip where the flowers first open.
Description of Torenia Flower (Plant)
Torenia Flowers profusely blooms annually and will start flowering very early in the season and will keep on the bloom through the fall, and has a minimal deadheading. This Torenia Flower (Plant) is resistant to deer and attracts hummingbirds.
The Torenia Flower is Tubular and with two lips. Its lower lip is divided to three lobes, and usually has a yellow dot at the centre lobe.
Torenia Flower (Plant) has narrow, somewhat oval leaves that are opposite placed. At some point they tend to be somehow sticky or hairy.
Torenia grows to a height 8 to 12 feet (2.43 to 3.65 meters)in height and spreads to about 6 to 9 feet (1.82 to 2.74 meters) wide.
Growing Tips of Torenia Flower (Plant)
Torenia Flower (Plant) is not choosy of soil pH, but it will need a loamy soil that drains well and can hold some moisture.
The Torenia Plant doesn’t transplant well, so its seeds should be put in paper pots or peat. The seeds should not be covered with soil because its among the plant seeds that need light to germinate.
As stated above that the Torenia Flower (Plant) don’t handle transplanting well so it is a good tip to harden them off gradually before you place them outside.
Maintenance, Pests and other Problems
Torenia Flower (Plant) is quite easy to maintain, they just need to be watered well. There is no need to deadhead. They will keep blooming unless they are too hot to set buds.
Torenia Flower is a plant with less problems, though they are susceptible to the fungus diseases that mostly affect their stems and leaves. Keeping the Torenia Flower (Plant) watered and cool at all times and with good air circulation will prevent most of the problems.