Unexpected BloomsPosted: September 21, 2016
I have only seen this Dutchman’s Pipe bloom in the spring, but it decided put on some unexpected flowers at the end of this summer. The vine wasn’t doing well and I have been giving it some extra attention which definitely worked.
Torenias are great little plants that grow really well in our hot summers. Unfortunately, the rabbits also love them. Somehow this one reseeded in the cobble rock between a sprinkler head and the corner of the garage. The rabbits don’t seem to travel in this area and the Torenia kept its flowers.
In this part of the country the Torenia is often called summer pansy. I guess it is the closest plant to a colorful pansy that will grow in our heat.