- Light Requirement is Full Sun to Full Shade
- Height 8-10 Inches
- Width 10-12 Inches
- Use as a spiller when using in containers
- Shade plant with brilliant purple tubular flowers!
Summer Wave Large Amethyst Wishbone Flower will bring a shady garden area to life. With tubular purple flowers and green foliage, the hybrid wishbone flower is hard to miss. This plant has a short trailing habit that will get 8 to 10 inches in length. Its flowers will bloom from spring into fall.
The wishbone flower is native to Asia and Africa. It’s tubular flowers attract hummingbirds and it is deer resistant. Torenia Summer Wave is an excellent addition to hanging baskets and window boxes especially when paired with Supertunias. This plant will even thrive under a shady canopy in the landscape all season long.
Summer Wave Large Amethyst Wishbone Flower Care
Easy to maintain, Torenia thrives in cool dappled sun. It tolerates Full sun but prefers part sun. The flowers are self-cleaning, so no deadheading is required. This plant has average soil and watering requirements. Under too damp conditions, Torenia is susceptible to root rot. Make sure that the soil is well-draining and kept moist. Apply fertilizer or compost on garden beds annually. If planted in a container, apply fertilizer regularly. To create branching, pinch back tips to keep Torenia from getting leggy. Prune back several times in a season to keep it looking it’s best.
A hardy perennial to zones 9 to 10, all other zones the wishbone flower is an annual. It does not tolerate frost, so overwintering is not recommended.
Summer Wave Large Amethyst Wishbone Flower Spacing
When planting in the landscape or container, space Torenia at least 10 to 12 inches apart. Typically the best container size for this plant is 12 inches.
Summer Wave® Large Amethyst Wishbone Flower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Frost|
|Foliage Color(s) Green|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade|
|Height Class: Short|
|Height: 8-10 Inches|
|Spread: 10-12 Inches|
|Spacing: 10-12 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Spiller|
|Use Types: Combinations, Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape|
|Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor|
|Scientific Name: Torenia hybrid 'Sunrenilapa' USPP 16,055, Can 2,362|
|Common Name: Summer Wave® Large Amethyst Wishbone Flower|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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