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Wishbone Flower Plant -Torenia fournieri

1)Name of Plant ( common Name/ scientific name)- Wishbone Flower Plant/ Torenia fournieri

2) Type of plant (Indoor/outdoor)- Outdoor

3) Size of pot it comes in- 5 inches

4) Seasonal/ perennial-  Seasonal

5) Flowering/ Foliage-  Flowering

6) Place to keep-  Full sun or partial shade

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Estimated delivery date 2024/07/21

Wishbone Flower Plant

Description Of Wishbone Flower Plant

Torenia fournieri, the blue wings or wishbone flower plant , is an annual plant in the Linderniaceae, with blue, white, or pink flowers that have yellow markings. It is typically grown as a landscape annual, reaching 12–15 in. tall. Moreover it has simple opposite or subopposite leaves with serrated edges.

Plant Specifications

Common Name wishbone flower
Maximum Reachable Height 6-12” tall
Flower Color blue, purple, pink
Bloom Time June to frost
Difficulty Level easy

Wishbone Flower Plant Care

  • Keep the soil moist, but never soggy, as the Torenia wishbone flower is susceptible to root rot. Care of wishbone plants should include a regular fertilization schedule twice a month with a plant food high in phosphorus, the middle number in the fertilizer ratio (NPK).

Light Requirement

  • The plant grows well in shade or semi-shade, but produces the most flowers in full sun with adequate irrigation. Leggy plants indicate that the plants need more light.

Soil

  • These flowers prefer organically rich, loamy soil with a slightly acidic soil pH. Excellent soil drainage is essential to preventing root rot. To improve the soil quality, consider mixing in some compost at the time of planting.

Watering Wishbone Flower Plant

  • Wishbone flower plant have moderate water needs. Water whenever the soil feels dry to the touch, but make sure your plants aren’t sitting in soggy soil.

Application of Fertilizer

  • To keep wishbone flowers healthy and blooming, provide a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer roughly every few weeks throughout the growing season (spring to fall). You can either use a liquid fertilizer or a slow-release granule fertilizer, following package instructions.

Uses

Wishbone flower plant are primarily grown as ornamental plants due to their attractive flowers and foliage. They are popular choices for borders, containers, hanging baskets, and flower beds, adding color and charm to gardens and landscapes. One of the notable features of wishbone flowers is their ability to thrive in partial shade to full shade conditions. Moreover this makes them ideal for areas of the garden that receive limited sunlight, where other flowering plants may struggle. The flowers of wishbone plants are small but vibrant, typically in shades of blue, purple, pink, or white. Also they have a distinctive shape with two upper petals and three lower petals, resembling a wishbone, hence their common name. Wishbone flowers have a prolonged blooming season, often from spring to fall, providing continuous color throughout the growing season.

This makes them valuable for maintaining garden interest over an extended period. Due to their low-growing habit and spreading nature, wishbone flowers can be used effectively as ground cover in shady areas or as edging plants along paths and borders. Furthermore the flowers of wishbone flower plant attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to garden biodiversity and potentially aiding in the pollination of other nearby plants. Their compact size and trailing growth habit make wishbone flowers suitable for container gardening. In addition they can spill over the edges of containers, adding a cascading effect and softening the appearance of pots and hanging basket. While not typically used extensively as cut flowers due to their small size, wishbone flowers can be used in small-scale floral arrangements and posies, adding a delicate touch to indoor displays.

 

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