Torenia – Catalina® Midnight Blue
Attracts: Birds, Hummingbirds
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Use in hanging baskets, combinations and window boxes
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
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.
-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.