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Unless otherwise noted, the following guides are for growing annuals from seed, and general care.

Thunbergia [Thunbergia alata]
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Planting Date: Spring

A eager climber with light green, ivylike leaves. The yellow or orange petals overlap to a startling black eye. Produces tendrils to enable climbing. Pot this one up in the fall and bring indoors. The following year plant outside and it will flourish.

Start inside 6-8 weeks before last frost, sowing 2-3 seeds in peat pots, thinning to one seedling after germination. Lightly cover seed and keep warm, 21-24°C (70-75°F). May also be direct seeded after last frost in areas with long summers. Transplant 2 weeks after last frost into a full sun to part shade location. Space 6-8 inches apart. Do not allow to dry out, and fertilize regularly.

Torenia [Torenia fournieri]
Light: Partial Shade
Planting Date: Spring

An uncommon plant, also known as Wishbone Flower, produces a profusion of open-faced flowers resembling small gloxinias. A beautiful and unusual mix of 2-toned velvety blooms in four shades. Intriguing in pots which can be brought inside as a houseplant. Height 6-8 inches

Start at least 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Sow seed on surface; provide light and warmth of 21-24°F (70-75°C). Seed should germinate in 2 weeks. Plant transplants outside 2 weeks after last frost, space 6-8 inches apart in part shade. Can tolerate full sun in cool areas. Plants like moist, but well-drained rich soil. Mulch to ensure that plants do not dry out. Pinch back shoots when plants are 3 inches high to encourage bushiness. Deadhead regularly. Torenia can be potted up in the fall and brought inside as a fall houseplant. A great alternative to Impatiens in shady windowboxes, borders and beds.

Verbena [Verbena x hybrida]
Light: Full Sun
Planting Date: Spring

All America Selections Winner. A delicate blend of unique pastel apricot and salmon shades and a superior garden performer that is ideally suited for beds, borders or planters. Height 8 inches. Available in many colours and varieties.

Start inside 8-10 weeks before last frost. Lightly cover seed, provide darkness and warmth, 18-24°C (65-75°F). Germination may take 3-4 weeks. Do not keep too moist as Verbena is susceptible to dampening off. A fungicidal drench may be helpful in preventing damping off. Transplant after last frost in a full sun location, 8-10 inches apart. Will die from mildew if planted in the shade or denied good air circulation. Water and deadhead regularly.

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