VINCA SEEDS aka Madagascar Periwinkle
This heat loving, showy annual produces phlox-like
flowers over an extended summer and fall bloom season - it will even continue to flower after
marigolds and zinnias have finished. Excellent for borders, containers, or hanging baskets.
2012 All-America Selections winner. These unique shades of velvety dark purple, will at times appear almost black, and the tiny white eyes provide the perfect contrast. Combines beautifully with blue, pink, white or lavender in the landscape. Leaves are dark green, lush and glossy. Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry is an exceptionally vigorous grower to 10-14 inches tall, and is an ideal choice for planting in pots and borders, or along foundations and paths.
Includes the 2012 All-America Selections winner Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry combined with Pacifica Really Red and Pacifica White. Leaves are glossy and dark green. Growth is vigorous to 10-14 inches tall. An excellent performer in containers, in borders, or along foundations and paths.
'Viper' vincas grow quickly into large, mounding, 16 inch tall plants covered in massive, round flowers with overlapping petals. They flower earlier than other vincas, the tough plants are extremely disease tolerant and they deliver outstanding performance through both extreme heat and humidity. 'Viper' vincas also tolerate cool nights, which extends the vinca flowering season into the fall in most areas of the U.S.A. Trial grounds across the Country have been selecting 'Viper' as the best performing vinca series.
NEW FOR 2013
Dazzling red flowers with yellow centers. Perhaps the best performer in this remarkable series.
Pinkish-purple flowers with white eyes.
Rich rose colored flowers.
This formulated mix includes flowers in vivid shades of apricot, pink, orchid, grape, red, rose and Purple. Includes 'eyed' and solid colors.
The richly colored flowers are large and round. 'SunStorm' vincas bloom early, are extremely heavy flowering and thrive in both warm and cooler temperatures. The 8-10 inch tall, 10-12 inch wide plants are compact with amazing branching; they cover themselves in flowers from top to bottom. 'SunStorm' series vincas are consistently among the very highest rated vincas at independent trial grounds across the United States.
Pink flowers blushed darker in the center
Bright white with small rose eye.
Formula mixture of all colors.
A breakthrough in Vinca breeding Cora is the first series to be resistant to the "sudden death"
(aerial Phytophthora) that can hit Vincas in rainy, humid or very hot climates. The Cora series will
tolerate and thrive in damp conditions other Vincas cannot. Cora produces large bold bright
flowers, and the foliage is thick, dark green and glossy. The handsome 14-16 inch tall plants
spread to 22 inches or more across. Coras are the longest flowering Vincas we know; they bloom early
and love the heat, but also tolerate cool autumn temperatures, flowering right up until frost.
Cora Burgundy produces large bold bright burgundy flowers, and the foliage is thick, dark green and glossy.
Bold lavender flowers with a small white eye.
Large bold bright flowers in shades of Apricot, Burgundy, Deep Lavender, Lavender,
Pink, Punch, Violet and White.
Brilliant red-rose flowers.
Bold, bright violet flowers.
A breakthrough in Vinca breeding Cora Cascade is the first series to be resistant to the "sudden death"
(aerial Phytophthora) that can hit Vincas in rainy, humid or very hot climates. The Cora Cascade series will
tolerate and thrive in damp conditions other Vincas cannot. Cora Casacade produces large bold bright
flowers, and the foliage is thick, dark green and glossy. The handsome 6-8 inch tall plants
spread to 32-36 inches across. Coras Cascades are the longest flowering Vincas we know; they bloom early and love the heat, but also tolerate cool autumn temperatures, flowering right up until frost.
Formula mixture of all colors.
Pink flowers with deep rose centers.
Huge, fuchsia colored flowers.
Huge, bright cherry-red flowers.
Huge, white flowers with red centers.
A new hybrid vinca, which produces the largest flowers of any vinca series, produced from seed that germinates at the highest rate. Compared to open-pollinated vincas, 'Titan' plants are earlier blooming (by 2 weeks), more vigorous and better branching. Titan tolerates cool weather and also thrives in hot, dry conditions.
Formula mixture of all colors.
Flowers in pink shades from blush, to icy to deep rose.
A mix of dark red and pure white flowers delivers maximum contrast and garden impact.
'Cotton Candy Mix' is a blend of cool pink and lavender-blue shades.
The 'Solar' hybrid vincas flower up to two weeks earlier than most vinca series, producing large 2 inch flowers with overlapping petals. Disease resistant, 'Solar' hybrid vincas are among the very best varieties for extremely hot and humid conditions. The tough, easy to grow plants also tolerate cooler weather, which extends
the season in which vincas can be grown. Growing 10-12 inches tall, the handsome, mounding plants flower continuously through the summer and into fall.
Apricot pink flowers with deep rose centers.
A formula mix producing flowers in shades of pink,
lavender, lilac, red, raspberry, orchid, apricot and white, with or without central eyes.
Extremely heat tolerant, these 10 inch tall plants have also been bred to withstand cooler
temperatures than most vincas. Easy to grow, with excellent branching and outstanding garden
Formulated from all 12 Heatwave colors plus the variety Santa Fe.
A wonderful series which features a cascading habit and striking 2 inch flowers.
Early and free blooming with excellent heat and drought tolerance. Perfect as a ground
cover or use in hanging baskets and containers. Grows 5-6 inches tall and spreads to 2.5
Light apricot-pink with a large deep rose eye.
A jazzy formulated blend of the following Mediterranean varieties, Hot Rose, Lipstick, Peach Colada, Peach,
Red, Red Dark, Rose, Strawberry, and White.
The XP Mediterranean vincas feature flowers up to 20 percent larger than
the original series on plants that are more vigorous and better branching.
Large 2 inch flowers with overlapping petals on compact, 12 inch tall plants. 'Pacifica' vincas flower heavily, and tolerate weather, heat, and drought. They are outstanding performers perfect for planting in pots, and borders, or lining foundations and paths.
Cherry red with bright white centers.
White flower with a rose eye. Our favorite 'Pacifica' series variety.
Bright, clean, white flowers.
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Glowing rose flowers with white eyes.
A peppy, formulated mix of icy pink, plum and red flowers.
How to Plant VINCA Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or
flats, press into soil and
lightly cover. Needs darkness to germinate. Cover flat
with newspaper and keep
out of direct sun. Kept at 75-80°F., germination is in
10-21 days. Transplant into
the garden 12 inches apart.
Direct sowing is not
Comments: Full sun. In southwest desert climates, and in the hottest regions of the deep south, afternoon shade is preferred. Likes well-drained soil with average to low fertility. Tolerates drought, and high heat. In areas which are both hot and humid, the Cora, Solar, and Viper varieties perform best. Pinch back plants when young to promote bushy, branching growth. Flowers drop cleanly, no deadheading required. Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies.