- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 6 - 10
- Height: 6 - 8 inches
- Bloom Season: Late spring to early fall
- Bloom Color: Mix
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well drained, compost enriched soil, pH 5.5 - 7.5
- Temperature: 70 - 75F
- Average Germ Time: 15 - 30 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Surface sow, do not cover seeds
- Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 6 - 9 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Torenia
Wishbone Flower (Torenia Fournieri F2 Hybrids Mix) - Start Torenia Fournieri seeds for annuals that grow equally well in sun or partial shade. The common name for Torenia is Wishbone Flower, and the plants make a compact, upright bush of six to eight inches in height. The cool Torenia Wishbone Flower colors are a welcome relief during the heat of summer. Wishbone Flowers bloom throughout the summer and fall and make good companions for other bush or flowering plants. Growing Wishbone Flowers is so fun and rewarding!
Torenia needs a warm climate and well-drained, compost-enriched soil. Because the Wishbone Flower seeds are very tiny and slow-growing, it's best to start them indoors ten weeks before the last expected frost. Cover the Torenia seeds lightly with soil and water from the bottom to avoid dislodging the flower seeds. Transplant the seedlings outdoors at six to eight inch intervals when they are large enough to handle. Wishbone Flowers have a low drought tolerance and must be well watered when conditions are hot and dry. Most prefer filtered bright light and organic-rich, evenly moist soil.
Wishbone Flower Care: Keep the plants well watered, especially in hot, windy weather, but be careful not leave the plants standing in water. Apply soluble plant food regularly to help maintain growth throughout the long flowering period. Deadheading Wishbone Flowers is not necessary, and the seed heads are quite attractive. Plants will sometimes drop their flower seeds on bare ground and self-seed, so watch for the tiny, fragile seedlings in the spring.