Torenia – Summer Wave® Large Blue

Garden Height
8 - 10
Spacing
8 - 10
Spread
10 - 12
Habit
Trailing
Container Role
Spiller
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Blue
Light Code
YP
Light Level
Sun or Shade
Proven Winners

Features:

Torenia are somewhat of a legacy in the Proven Winners spring collection. This year, one of Proven Winners most popular varieties is joined by Large Violet, a larger version of Blue (Violet). This filtered-sun lover provides superb color throughout even the hottest months of the year and does well in pots and window boxes.

Torenia are somewhat of a legacy in the Proven Winners spring collection. This year, one of Proven Winners most popular varieties is joined by Large Violet, a larger version of 'Blue (Violet)'. This filtered-sun lover provides superb color throughout even the hottest months of the year and does well in pots and window boxes. Like all the rest of the Summer Waves, this plant thrives in high humidity. Plant it alone, or combine it with Sutera cordata (Bacopa) or Supertunias.

  • Award Winner
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant Foliage
  • Heat Tolerant

Resists: Deer

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:

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Planting to Frost

Hardiness Zones: 11b

Flower Form: Landscape

Soil Fertility: Average Soil

pH: B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

Fertilization: 150 - 200

Light Requirements: High

Water Requirements: Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature: 65 - 72° 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.

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