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Catharanthus roseus 'Pacifica Blush'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Catharanthus (kat-uh-RANTH-us) (Info)
Species: roseus (RO-zee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Pacifica Blush
Additional cultivar information: (Pacifica series)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BUFFY690 On Jun 6, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Couldn't resist this perfect pink, on a near perfect plant

Positive Parakeet On Nov 24, 2008, Parakeet wrote:

Easy to cultivate, resistant to drought and diseases, blooming continually from mid-summer to late fall, self-sowing readily in frost-free regions.
I had mine grown successfully from seeds directly sown around the maple tree by the sidewalk. Neighbors and daily passers-by admired the lively foliage and the lovely flowers.
However, some late-night sneak stole a few plants, yanking them off roots and all, leaving the unsightly space for me to find, feel upset over, get over, and fill up the following day.

Positive vossner On Jun 3, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Another happy vinca, Pacifica series, providing much cheer in the garden. Water sparingly.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Jersey City, New Jersey
Richmond, Texas

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