Are there any torenias in the spring collection?
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.
Why are the flowers of Torenia pale yellow?
The flowers of the transgenic torenia are pale yellow because of the accumulation of aureusidin-6′-glucoside, resulting from the expression of THC4′GT (tetrahydroxylchalcone-4′glucosyltransferase) and aurone synthase genes from snapdragon. Stephen F. Chandler, Yoshikazu Tanaka, in Genetic Engineering of Horticultural Crops, 2018
Why is the flavanone 3β hydroxylase gene suppressed in Torenia?
In torenia, the endogenous expression of the flavanone 3β-hydroxylase gene (Figure 1) has been suppressed, preventing the accumulation of the dihydroflavonol dihydrokaempferol and consequently the accumulation of any anthocyanidin.
How to care for a blue wishbone flower Torenia?
Summer Wave ® Large Blue Wishbone Flower Torenia hybrid. The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours). Details Features I was voted MOST LIKELY to THRIVE. Maintenance Notes: Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.
What’s the best way to care for a Torenia?
Maintenance Notes: Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary. 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.
When does the Torenia flower start to bloom?
Torenia is a profuse blooming annual flower that starts flowering early in the season and keeps up the show through fall, with minimal deadheading. The plants are deer-resistant and attractive to hummingbirds.