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Torenia – Catalina® Grape-o-Licious

Garden Height
8 - 12
Spacing
8 - 12
Spread
8 - 12
Habit
Mounding Trailing
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Purple
Light Level
Sun or Shade
Proven Winners

Catalina® varieties are high-value plants with an extra helping of heat tolerance and oversized blooms. They are also among the few varieties that bloom in the shade, and are a wonderful crop alternative in areas where downy mildew is a concern.

Features

Catalina® varieties are high-value plants with an extra helping of heat tolerance and oversized blooms. They are also among the few varieties that bloom in the shade, and are a wonderful crop alternative in areas where downy mildew is a concern.

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Award Winner

Continuous Re-Bloom

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Heat Tolerant

Long Blooming

Maintenance Notes

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Uses Notes

Great in landscapes and containers.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8, B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 70 - 75° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 70 - 75° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-7
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

For all sizes of containers, pinch the liner 1–2 weeks after transplant; for containers larger than 6” and for hanging baskets, trim around the edge of the container as needed prior to spacing or hanging of the baskets.

Florel should not be used, stunting and flower delay will occur. 10-15 ppm Sumagic spray is effective on Summer Wave. Catalina should not need PGRs as they are naturally compact.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

-Bronzed foliage is likely indicative of too cold of temperature and/or too high of light.

Catalina is more compact than Summer Wave. Torenia prefers warmer temperatures.