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!
|Botanical Name||Torenia fournieri|
|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)|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade, Partial to Full Shade|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer|
|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|