Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wishbone Flower

Common name: Wishbone Flower
Botanical name: Torenia fournieri 'Catalina Pink' 
Family: Scrophulariaceae (dog flower family)

Wishbone Flower is an erect, bushy annual with toothed leaves and tiny pink or blue-purple blossoms with yellow or white throats that resemble trumpets. The stems and 2 in (5 cm) opposite leaves are glabrous (without hairs) Needs rich, very moist, well-drained soil and is ideal for a cool greenhouse; plant in shade in hot regions. Plants make a compact, upright bush of eight to twelve inches in height. The pink or pale vilet flowers have deep purple blotches on the lower petals with yellow inside. The cool colors are a welcome relief during the heat of summer. Flowers bloom throughout the summer and autumn

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