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Torenia – Catalina® White Linen

Garden Height
8 - 16
Spacing
8 - 10
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
White
Light Level
Sun or Shade
Proven Winners

Take flowers that start blooming early and keep on until late fall, then add a mounding/trailing habit and unique, yellow-throated blooms. The result is a new series that fills hanging baskets and containers with masses of color, and wonderful as a groundcover in shady areas.

Better Homes and Gardens listed Catalina White Linen as one of 20 Top New Annuals (& Warm-Climate Perennials) of 2008.

Features

Take flowers that start blooming early and keep on until late fall, then add a mounding/trailing habit and unique, yellow-throated blooms. The result is a new series that fills hanging baskets and containers with masses of color, and wonderful as a groundcover in shady areas.

Better Homes and Gardens listed Catalina White Linen as one of 20 Top New Annuals (& Warm-Climate Perennials) of 2008.

Attracts: Birds, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

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.

Uses Notes

Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes.

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.