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Directory of Annuals

Vinca
Catharanthus roseus

Vinca 'Pacifica Mix'
Vinca 'Pacifica Mix'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
9 - 16 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Pink
Purple
Red
Salmon
White
 
Bloom Season
June - September
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Small
Medium
 

Features

Excellent annual for bedding and containers. Performs very well under stressful conditions of heat. Both compact mound plants and trailing varieties available. Colorful flowers often with contrasting "eye". Glossy green foliage.

Culture

Full sun and well-drained soils.

Cultivars

'Cora" Series, mounded 9" plants, large flowers

'Cooler' Series, 12-14" plants, tolerates cool wet conditions

'Pacifica' Series, 14" plants, very large flowers

'Titan' Series 16" plants, very large flowers, early flowering

'Mediterranean' Series, trailing type

'Heatwave' Series, 14" plants

Notes

Vinca performs best in full sun with well drained soils. It does not like to be planted into cold wet soils so allow soils to warm in the spring before planting. Don't plant too early.