Catharanthus roseus 'Pacifica Red'
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.
The world's first red Periwinkle, it also produces 2-inch blooms.
Attributes - Catharanthus roseus 'Pacifica Red'
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Red
Height: 10 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.
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