Mediterranean Vinca Mix - Flower Garden Seeds
Mediterranean Vinca (Catharanthus roseus), has been used in a variety of ornamental gardens such as cottage gardens, container gardens, and hanging baskets. Vinca is reliable in germination and maturity, growing slowly but surely!
Vinca is a dense herbaceous annual in Zones 3-9. It will grow to be about 6 inches tall, but its spreading habit allows it to cover a lot of surface area. For this purpose, it can be used as a decorative ground cover. Otherwise, it excels in a variety of contexts. In containers and borders, it “spills” over the edges. Tolerates heat, sun, deer, and pests.
The Mediterranean Vinca xp mix brings shades of red, pink, white, and peach.
Latin Name: Catharanthus roseus
Variety: Vinca – Mediterranean xp
Other Names: Trailing Vinca
Seeds per Oz: Approx 21,000
Days to Maturity: 120 days
Open Pollinated: Yes
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial in Zones 3-9
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Uses: Specimen, Group, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Containers
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun]
Comments:Stem rot, Powdery mildew, and rust can be occasional disease problems
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Sowing: Sow indoors if possible and transplant. Outdoors, sow the seeds in spring after the last frost of the season. Space the plants at least a foot a part, in full sun. Germination takes about 3 to 4 weeks. Needs light to germinate.
Transplanting: Transplant to soil tilled or loosed to a depth of about a foot. Dig a hole at least 2x the diameter of the pot the plant was in. Fill in the soil around the root ball, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the ground.
Soil Preference: Vinca spreads wide so place in an area where it has room to stretch! Make sure your soil has good drainage and won’t be likely to accumulate standing water at the base of the plant.
Other Tips: Some gardeners don’t like the appearance of the flowering stalks, and these can be trimmed away (close to ground level). Do your best to remove dying or dead leaves. Keep away from standing water, as this can encourage leaf rot. Prolonged wet weather can also bring about rot.