Torenia’s bright and quirky upturned flowers give rise to many common names. If you’ve ever seen one looking at you, you will understand the name “clown flower.” Another common name, “wishbone flower,” comes from the way the anthers arch and join at the tip when the flowers first open. Visiting bees break that wishbone while pollinating. Torenia is a profuse blooming annual flower that starts flowering early in the season and keeps up the show through fall, with minimal deadheading. The plants are deer-resistant and attractive to hummingbirds. The Kauai series grown in flats is compact and bushy, whereas those grown in the premium 4″ pots and hanging baskets are spreading and cascading.