Wishbone Flower 'Clown Blue' Seeds

Vividly marked flowers are said to resemble the face of a clown.

Availability: In stock

$2.50

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Also known as Bluewings. Tired of impatiens? Try this enchanting little wishbone flower, also dubbed clown flower for its vividly marked flowers that are said to resemble the face of a clown. It's a wonderful, relatively new choice for shade. The flower shape resembles tiny snapdragons, mouths wide open and showing off delicate throats marked with a contrasting color.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Torenia fournieri
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
Plant Spacing 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade, Partial to Full Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Blue-Violet
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings, Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50