a.k.a. Madagascar Periwinkle
45 Vinca seed varieties from the following series:
Jams 'N Jellies(2 varieties),
Cora Cascade Hybrid(6),
Viper Heat Elite Hybrid(3),
Vincas are heat loving, showy annuals covered in phlox-like flowers over an extended summer and fall bloom season. Vinca plants will continue to flower after marigolds and zinnias have finished. Vincas are excellent in borders, containers, or hanging baskets.
JAMS 'N JELLIES
BLACKBERRY Vinca Seeds
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.
JAMS 'N JELLIES
AMERICAN PIE MIX Vinca Seeds
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 HEAT ELITE HYBRID
(a.k.a. Heat Elite Giant Hybrid) Vinca Seeds
'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.
HEAT ELITE RED WITH YELLOW EYE Vinca Seeds
Dazzling red flowers with yellow centers. Perhaps the best performer in this remarkable series.
HEAT ELITE MIX Vinca Seeds
This formulated mix includes flowers in vivid shades of apricot, pink, orchid, grape, red, rose and Purple. Includes 'eyed' and solid colors.
SUNSTORM SERIES Vinca Seeds
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.
CORA HYBRID Vinca Seeds
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.
BURGUNDY Vinca Seeds
Cora Burgundy produces large bold bright burgundy flowers, and the foliage is thick, dark green and glossy.
MIX Vinca Seeds
Large bold bright flowers in shades of Apricot, Burgundy, Deep Lavender, Lavender, Pink, Punch, Violet and White.
CORA CASCADE HYBRID Vinca Seeds
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.
TITAN HYBRID Vinca Seeds
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.
RED AND WHITE MIX Vinca Seeds
A mix of dark red and pure white flowers delivers maximum contrast and garden impact.
COTTON CANDY MIX Vinca Seeds
'Cotton Candy Mix' is a blend of cool pink and lavender-blue shades.
SOLAR HYBRID Vinca Seeds
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.
MIX Vinca Seeds
A formula mix producing flowers in shades of pink, lavender, lilac, red, raspberry, orchid, apricot and white, with or without central eyes.
HEATWAVE SERIES Vinca Seeds
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 performance.
MEDITERRANEAN SERIES Vinca Seeds
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 feet.
DARK RED XP Vinca Seeds
The XP Mediterranean vincas feature flowers up to 20 percent larger than the original series on plants that are more vigorous and better branching.
MIX XP Vinca Seeds
A jazzy formulated blend of the following Mediterranean XP varieties, Hot Rose, Lipstick, Peach Colada, Peach, Red, Dark Red, Rose, Strawberry, and White.
PACIFICA SERIES Vinca Seeds
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.
POLKA DOT Vinca Seeds
White flower with a rose eye. Our favorite 'Pacifica' series variety.
ROSE HALO Vinca Seeds
Glowing rose flowers with white eyes.
BOLD MIX Vinca Seeds
A formula mix of these hot 'Pacifica' series flower colors: Cranberry, Deep Orchid, Really Red, and Orange.
LIPSTICK MIX Vinca Seeds
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 recommended.
Comments: Full sun. In southwest desert climates, hottest regions of the deep south, afternoon shade is preferred. Vinca plants prefer well-drained soil with average to low fertility and tolerate drought, and high heat. In hot, humid climates 'Cora,' 'Solar,' and 'Viper,' vincas perform best. Pinch young plants back to promote branching growth. Flowers drop cleanly, no deadheading needed. Vinca plants are deer and rabbit resistant. Vinca flowers attract butterflies.