Rose Periwinkle, Cayenne Jasmine, Madagascar Periwinkle, Old Maid, Vinca
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)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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

Regional

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

Jersey City, New Jersey

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

Positive

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

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

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