Now, I am wondering how can a blue flower parent give rise to pink flower plants?
Did the seeds of the pink torenia came along with the blue plant?
Chinese name: 蓝猪耳 (blue pig's ears)
(same group with Snapdragons and Foxgloves, perennial plants in the Figwort family)
“My Torenia Fournieri Tale”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on October 10th, 2010.
A torenia seed has found its way into my potted pineapple plant. It is now the pineapple's room mate.
Hey, I think they look good as a couple!
According to the book "Tropical Horticulture and Gardening" by Dr. Francis Ng, this species of torenia tends to propagate itself by small seeds that are moved about by rain splash and perhaps by insects.
As for me, I have never seen their seeds or know how the seeds look like.
Happy Thanksgiving Day, Oct 11th to my Canadian friends!