Torenia Moon Blue Rooted Cutting Liner

Torenia Moon Blue - Rooted Cutting Liner

Our Product CodeTMB
Sold in Liners of 100
Price Per Plug: 52¢
Total Per Tray: $52.00
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Price Per Plug: 67¢
Total Per Tray: $23.45

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Torenia (commonly called Wishbone Flower) is an annual flower originally from Asia. These summer and fall bloomers are perfect additions to your summer program, as they provide early color for summer and fall sales. Use them in hanging baskets, as cascading elements in combination planters, or as fall bedding plants.


Growing Tips

For best results with Torenia, we recommend using a constant feed program of 200 ppm N. Maintain a pH between 5.8 - 6.2. Torenia dry out easily so keep them moist, but avoid overwatering. Do not allow wilting.

Pinching

Pinching is recommended 5-10 days after transplantation.

Spacing

Space pots adequately to allow for light penetration and airflow between foliage of adjacent pots. We recommend 6-8 inches for 4” pots and 18-24 inches for 10” pots.

Height Control

Maintaining high light intensity and pinching are the best way to control height. An initial pinch is recommended, but additional pinching may be necessary to shape your final product.

Pests

Whiteflies, aphids, and thrips are the primary pests attracted to Torenia.

Disease

Powdery mildew can be a problem with Torenia. To avoid it apply broad-spectrum, protective, fungicides when conditions are conducive for disease development. A rotation of Daconil ULTREX and Mural or Heritage fungicide in rotation with a myclobutanil chemical such as Eagle or Hoist will help control the disease.
Also watch for botrytis while the days are short. This grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions.

Planting Moon Blue Liners

  1. We recommend planting 4-5 starter plants per 10” basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4” pots, 1 plant per pot should be sufficient if you have enough time. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinching is recommended 5-10 days after transplantation. A second pinch may be necessary depending on the size and shape of the final pot.

Rooted Cuttings

Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Torenia Moon Blue Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time6-8 Weeks
10" crop time10-12 Weeks
Bloom PeriodSummer/Fall
ColorBLUE
HabitTrailing
Height6-12
LightPartial/Full Shade
Minimum Temp50
Perennial Zone10-11
Water NeedsModerate
Patented PlantYes


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