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Periwinkle, Annual Vinca 'Red'

 

Periwinkle is a bright and colorful addition to any flowerbed or mixed with perennials for an additional splash of color from late spring through fall, or massed in flowerbeds for a dramatic effect. Flowers are typically a clear red. They hold up especially well in heat and difficult conditions.

Catharanthus roseus 'Red' (Vinca rosea)

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glossy

Leaf length : 2"

Leaf shape : Oblong-ovate

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 1.5"

Flower shape : Salver form

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Summer Annual

Average size maturity width : 6-8 in.

Average size maturity height : 12-18 in.

Growth rate : Vigorous

Cultural Information

Sunset zone : 1-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes