Torenia – Summer Wave® Large Violet

Garden Height
8 - 10
10 - 12
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
Sun or Shade
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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.

Here is feedback from a customer in Leroy, Kansas:

"I purchased some flowers...and had great results. My favorite was The 'Summer Wave' Large Violet, Torenia Hybrid. I have never had four little plants grow like that for me before. The huge planter on my porch had about a 3-4 foot diameter with beautiful purple blooms all Summer long. It looked like a vase of lovely thick flowers you would expect to see in a Park or a Zoo. It was absolutely the most beautiful plants I have ever grown personally in all my many years of gardening. Thank you so much for the healthy, wonderful plants. They were so beautiful from May - September. I had a good run." - BG McCarter

Customer Comment, Thelma, PA:

I bought the Summer Wave Large Violet torenia and I absolutely love them! they grow so easily and freely with hardly any matainence. Just one filled a big pot in no time. i would love to have them everywhere! Thank you.

  • Award Winner
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Heat Tolerant

Attracts: Hummingbirds

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 combinations

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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