Catharanthus roseus 'Parasol'
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.
This All-America Selections winner produces the largest flowers of any annual Vinca, up to 2½ inches across. Blossoms are white with a large red eye.
Attributes - Catharanthus roseus 'Parasol'
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: White
Height: 10 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.
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