Torenia Seeds - Kauai Mix (Pelleted)
- Seed Count: 25 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 50-70 Days after Transplanting
- Plant Height: 6-12 Inches Tall
- Flower Colors: Mix of Blue, Purple, Rose, and White
- Growth Habit: Compact, Bushy
- Sunlight Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Sun
- Soil Preference: Moist, Well-Drained Soil
- Other Features: Attracts Pollinators like Butterflies and Bees
History: Torenia, commonly known as the "Wishbone Flower," originates from tropical regions of Asia and Africa. The Kauai Mix is a specially developed blend that offers a beautiful range of colors, from rich blues and purples to rose and white. Named for the lush landscapes of Kauai in Hawaii, this mix captures the exotic beauty and diversity for which the island is famous. The Kauai Mix is designed to thrive in a variety of garden conditions, offering a touch of the tropics to any location. It has been carefully selected to provide not just vibrant color but also to attract beneficial pollinators to your garden.
Uses: Torenia Kauai Mix is a versatile flower that offers plenty of options for both indoor and outdoor gardening. Its compact, bushy growth habit makes it excellent for containers, hanging baskets, and small garden beds. The mixture of colors can create a stunning visual display, especially when planted in groups. These flowers are also known to attract butterflies and bees, making them a beneficial addition to any garden aiming to support local ecosystems. The vibrant colors can also be used to brighten up indoor spaces when utilized as a houseplant.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: Torenia Kauai Mix grows to a height of 6-12 inches and prefers locations with partial shade, although it can tolerate full sun in cooler climates. Sow the pelleted seeds 1/8 inch deep in moist, well-drained soil. Space the seeds or transplants about 6-8 inches apart to allow for bushy growth. This plant prefers consistently moist soil conditions but will not tolerate waterlogged soil. Water regularly but make sure the soil has good drainage. Fertilize every 4-6 weeks with a balanced fertilizer to encourage continuous blooming. Given its tropical origins, Torenia is sensitive to frost and should be planted after all danger of frost has passed or moved indoors during cooler temperatures. With its robust, compact habit and striking color range, Torenia Kauai Mix offers a tropical flair that will bring your garden to life.