|One of the most reliable, non-stop blooming plants for the hot sun, it produces Phlox-like flowers in many shades and combinations of pink, mauve, white, red and rose. Varieties range from 3 to 20 inches tall, in upright growing or trailing forms. Use for edging, masses, containers and hanging baskets. Plants bloom from spring to first frost. Originally from the tropics, does best in hot weather, but varieties have been bred for cooler climates. Poorly drained soil can cause root disease.
Blooming throughout summer and early fall, this perennial is usually grown as an annual. Though plants may overwinter in frost-free areas, replace each year for best blooms.
Attributes - Catharanthus roseus
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Pink
Height: 3 in. to 1 ft. 8 in.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.