Monday, November 23, 2009

An easy self-seeder - Torenria

Back in early September, I had the backyard garden re-do. Just a few weeks afterwards, I spotted numerous torenia seedlings growing all over the deck. Hubby and I spent our morning coffee breaks re-planting the seedlings to cover the bare patches of soil at the base of other trees.
This week, these torenia plants are blooming cheerfully.

I remembered buying two baskets of them, one dark violet and one pink, more than 10 years ago. After many seasons of self-seeding, now I noticed there are four different colors.
A dark violet with purple center.

A dark violet with off-white center.

A lavender with off-white center.

And a pink with white center.

Don't you think they look pretty?

They are so easy to care for, in fact, they just need some water. And they self-seed so voluntarily, too. What else would you look for in a ground cover?


KY said...

Thanks. I have these but now I know the name. I think there is another pink... I know of 5 colors. Beautiful blooms. Should have more blooms per plant if it were sunny and well fertilized.

Hà Xuân said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment.
These plants are in full sun areas but I guess they need a little bit of fertilizer to bust.

KY said...

Dear Green Finger Lady, you have done well and that I'm glad that you share you experience. I don't know about others but I have learnt from you. Thanks again