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|Botanical Name:||Torenia fournieri|
|Life Cycle:||annuals, self-sowing|
|Height:||8" to 12"|
|Exposure:||partial to full shade|
|Soil:||well-drained, nutrient rich soil that is neutral or mildly acidic|
|Bloom Time:||continuously from summer and fall|
|Flower:||blue, white, pink and purple combinations, sometimes with a yellow or white spot on central petals|
|Suggested Use:||edging, beds, rock gardens, pots, containers, and borders|
|Growing Hints:||Seeds are tiny, slow growing and best started indoors 10 weeks before last frost date. Cover seeds lightly with soil. Transplant seedlings 6 to 8 inches apart. Keep plant moist (not wet) and apply fertilizer on a regular basis throughout their extensive flowering period. Deadhead if you want to avoid seedlings the second season. Grow best in zones 8-11.|
|Interesting Facts:||Smaller Torenia varieties are somewhat more fragile that larger varieties. They can be potted and brought in as houseplants in the winter.|
These flowers reseed here in Mississippi and I literally had thousands this Spring!!!! Last year they were mostly blue and this year I have all the colors mentioned.