Number of seeds: 50
Germination Rate : Min 70.00%
Botanical name: Catharanthus
Type of seed : Hybrid
Sunlight : Full
Life-cycle : Annual
An easy one, even for beginners, Vinca is a common but classy looking annual that is commonly seen in an Indian garden.
It’s easy to grow, and requires little or no attention.
The plants are grown for its attractive glossy, green foliage, as well as its flowers. Flowers bloom all summer, and up to frost. Common colors include white, rose, pink, and red.
Vinca is commonly used for borders, edging, and ground cover or bedding plants. Plants grow 1-2 feet tall.
It is said that over the year Vinca is used for medicinal purposes like Lowering blood pressure, Lowering sugar levels for diabetics, Treatment for coughs, colds, sore throats and even treating eye and lung infections.
Vinca or Periwinkle will grow in range of light conditions, from full sun to shade. They will do well in average soils. They are both heat and drought tolerant. This makes Vinca ideal in hot, dry parts of the country where other flowers will wither and wilt.
Space Vinca plants 12-15 inches apart. Water well, when planting. Once plants are established, water only during extended droughts.
Vinca is a small, upright shrub prized for its shiny green leaves and delicate looking flowers. The glossy oval leaves are 2-5cm (0.8-2 inch) long, have a white centre vein and are borne in opposite pairs on slender stems. One or more flowers are produced at the stem tips throughout a flowering period that generally lasts from mid-spring to early autumn. Each flower has a 1cm (0.4 inch) long tube flattened out into five lance-shaped petals at the month, which is up to 4cm (1.5 inch) wide. Flower colour is usually soft rose-pink or occasionally, mauve.
These plants may self-seed in optimum growing conditions
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