The clear crisp flowers and glossy green leaves of annual vinca are so perfect; you may be tempted to rub them to see if they are real.The plants are grown for its attractive glossy, green foliage, as well as its flowers.
Vinca plants are subshrubs or herbs, and have slender trailing stems 1 to 2 m (3 to 6 feet) long but not growing more than 20 to 70 cm (8 to 30 inches) above ground; the stems frequently take root where they touch the ground, enabling the plant to spread widely. The leaves are opposite, simple broad lanceolate to ovate, 1 to 9 cm (0.25 to 3.5 inches) long and 0.5 to 6 cm (0.25 to 2.25 inches) broad. The flowers, produced through most of the year, are salverform (like those of Phlox), simple, 2.5 to 7 cm (1 to 3 inches) broad, with five petals joined together at the base to form a tube. The fruit consists of a pair of divergent follicles; a dry fruit which is dehiscent along one rupture site in order to release seeds. Annual vinca plants are of the genus Catharanthus, a member of the Apocynaceae family.This is a case where paying attention to the Latin name is helpful: you must distinguish the annual vinca flower from the perennial vinca minor vine, which forms a dense mat and can be invasive.
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Year-round, June to frost in Northern colder climate
It is easy to grow
Planting and care
Vinca or Periwinkle will grow in a 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.
Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season.
Mulch around plants in dry areas to help retain soil moisture.
Water the vinca only when the surrounding soil becomes completely dry.
Provide water to the plants only during the morning to allow time for drops of moisture to dry before nightfall. Vinca grows well in any type of soil but sandy loamy, light well-drained soil is preferred. Vinca grows best in full sunlight but partial sunlight is also suited to them.
Fertilize the plants once a month with a 10-10-10 nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium water-soluble fertilizer. Mix 1 teaspoon of fertilizer with 1 gallon of water, or according to the instructions on the package. Apply the fertilizer in place of a watering.
The low care nature of vinca plants helps them succeed in window boxes and other garden containers.
Vinca is commonly used for boundaries or as a hedging plant, and to cover ground
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are Vincas annuals?
Vincas are not annuals they are perennials.
Why do Vinca leaves curl?
Curling of Vincas leaves are usually caused by spider mites or other types of pests, but could also be caused by excess fertilizer, under watering, or extreme temperature changes like cold or hot drafts.
Where are Vinca seeds?
Vinca seeds, hidden on the stems beneath blooming flowers.
Do Vincas grow from cuttings?
Yes, Vinca can grow through cuttings.
Why Vinca leaves turn yellow?
Yellowing of leaves may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting 4-6 hours of bright sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if upper layer of soil (1-2 inches)feel dry to touch then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location.
Does Vinca attract butterflies?
Yes, Vinca flowers attract butterflies.
Are Vincas perennial?
Yes, Vincas are perennials.
Can Vinca grow in full sun?
Yes, Vinca can grow in full sun(4-6 hrs).
Does Vinca climb?
No, Vinca can not climb.
How to grow Vinca?
Vinca can be grown through seeds. Keep the plant outdoor in direct bright light(4-6 hours). The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Water when
top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Water thoroughly in the summer and
reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
During the main growing season (May-June )feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a
month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can
uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
Are Vinca flowers edible?
No, Vinca flowers are not edible.
What is Vinca rosea?
Catharanthus roseus (synonymous with Vinca rosea) is a perennial flowering plant.
Does Vinca need full sun?
Yes, it requires full sunlight(4-6 hours morning sunlight).
Do Vinca flowers spread?
Yes, Vinca flowers spread.
When does Vinca bloom?
Vinca blooms in the month of May-June
Is Vinca minor a perennial?
Yes, Vinca minor a perennial.
Does Vinca spread?
Yes, Vinca can spread like runners.
Is Vinca evergreen?
Yes, Vinca is evergreen.
Will Vinca survive winter?
Vinca plants need winter protection only during extreme rare winter temperatures. Healthy plants can survive temperatures as low as 15- 20 Degrees C.
Is Vinca poisonous?
Yes, Vinca is mildly poisonous if digested.
How to plant Vinca?
1.To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2.Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing Spring)(February-March)season.
Why Vinca dying?
It is may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct sunlight (4-6 hrs.), water it when the upper layer of the soil (1-2 inch)feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location.
Can Vinca be grown indoors?
Yes, Vinca can be grown indoors where enough amount of bright light (morning sunlight 4-6 hours) is available.
Will Vinca grow in shade?
Yes, Vinca can be grown in shade where enough amount of bright light (morning sunlight 4-6 hours) is available.
Is Vinca invasive?
No, Vinca is not invasive.
When to plant Vinca?
You can plant Vinca in April - August month.
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