Just call me OLD FAITHFUL. Violet-colored flowers bloom all season; heat tolerant; loves the shade; low maintenance. Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Award winner.
Awards (to name a few):
2007 Top Performer - Michigan State University
2007 Best of the Zoo - Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Uses: hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations
Sun or shade
Prefers average soil
Height: 8" - 10" tall
Spacing: 10" - 12" apart
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Torenia are somewhat of a legacy in the Proven Winners spring collection. This year, one of Proven Winners most popular varieties is joined by Large Violet, a larger version of 'Blue (Violet)'. This filtered-sun lover provides superb color throughout even the hottest months of the year and does well in pots and window boxes. Like all the rest of the Summer Waves, this plant thrives in high humidity. Plant it alone, or combine it with Sutera cordata (Bacopa) or Supertunias.
Here is feedback from a customer in Leroy, Kansas:
"I purchased some flowers...and had great results. My favorite was The 'Summer Wave' Large Violet, Torenia Hybrid. I have never had four little plants grow like that for me before. The huge planter on my porch had about a 3-4 foot diameter with beautiful purple blooms all Summer long. It looked like a vase of lovely thick flowers you would expect to see in a Park or a Zoo. It was absolutely the most beautiful plants I have ever grown personally in all my many years of gardening. Thank you so much for the healthy, wonderful plants. They were so beautiful from May - September. I had a good run." - BG McCarter
Customer Comment, Thelma, PA:
I bought the Summer Wave Large Violet torenia and I absolutely love them! they grow so easily and freely with hardly any matainence. Just one filled a big pot in no time. i would love to have them everywhere! Thank you.
Summer Wave® Large Violet Torenia hybrid 'SUNrenilamu' USPP 15,684, Can 2,471