|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 longest-blooming of any annual Vinca, its many large flowers are vibrant rose and pink, pale pink with a deep pink eye, and light rose with a deep pink eye.
Attributes - Catharanthus roseus 'Tropicana'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Pink, Red, White
Height: 1 ft. 2 in. to 1 ft. 3 in.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.