Periwinkle Dwarf Pink Little Delicata Catharanthus Roseus is an evergreen, herbaceous, perennial shrub native to Madagascar but naturalized in most tropical and subtropical regions, and also known as Vinca Rosea this flower is common worldwide as ornamental plant. It takes only 10-14 days for Periwinkle Dwarf Pink Little Delicata seeds to germinate, and if Vinca seeds are started indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, flowering will start earlier. Commonly called Madagascar Periwinkle, Rosy Periwinkle, Teresita Vinca, Cape Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle, and Old-Maid, Catharanthus Roseus grows fast forming upright bush with glossy green leaves and blooming continuously all summer and fall with large pink flowers.
Periwinkle Dwarf Pink Little Delicata is great as a ground cover and border plant, and Vinca Rosea is also highly popular flower for mass plantings, mixed plantings, containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes. Catharanthus Roseus seeds can be planted directly outdoors in spring, and Periwinkle grows best in full sun and loose, sandy or limestone soil tolerating drought, heat, and humidity.
Height: 8-10 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.8
USDA Zones: 8-11 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall - in warm climates
Seed Depth: 1/4 Inch
Germination Time: 10-14 Days