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Scientific Name: Torenia fournieri (incl. hybrids)
Pronunciation: tor-EN-ee-uh for-NEER-eye
Common Name: wishbone flower, torenia
Family Name: Linderniaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Flowers bilabiate and trumpet shaped with 2 fused pistils.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355

Habit: Pendulous, Upright
Form: Weeping
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Hanging basket
Additional Info: Google. Note: some images may be of hybrids including T. 'Summer Wave Blue'.
wishbone flower, torenia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Blue, Pink, Yellow, (Commonly bicolored)
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Stamens folded together in wishbone shape.

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Mold, Root rot,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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