Catharanthus roseus 'Orchid Cooler'

Madagascar Periwinkle, Annual Vinca

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.
Catharanthus roseus, Madagascar Periwinkle, Annual Vinca
Bred for cooler climates, this blooms 2¼ inches across. Also look for 'Peppermint Cooler' (white with a red eye), 'Grape Cooler' (in rosy pink), 'Rose Cooler' and 'Icy Pink' (in pastel pinks), 'Blush' (in light pink), and 'Orchid' (in lavender).

Attributes - Catharanthus roseus 'Orchid Cooler'

Plant Type: Annual

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Purple

Height: 7 in. to 8 in.

Width: 8 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.

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Catharanthus roseus, Catharanthus roseus 'Pacifica Red', Catharanthus roseus 'Parasol', Catharanthus roseus 'Peppermint Cooler', Catharanthus roseus 'Rose Cooler', Catharanthus roseus 'Tropicana', Catharanthus roseus 'Tropicana Bright Eye', Catharanthus roseus 'Tropicana Rose'
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