Rose Periwinkle, Cayenne Jasmine, Madagascar Periwinkle, Old Maid, Vinca
Catharanthus roseus 'Little Pinkie'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Catharanthus (kat-uh-RANTH-us) (Info)
Species: roseus (RO-zee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Pinkie
Synonym:Vinca rosea

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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:

Mobile, Alabama

Glendale, Arizona

Goodyear, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Tolleson, Arizona

Yuma, Arizona

Paragould, Arkansas

Fallbrook, California

Ontario, California

Fort Myers, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Inverness, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Niceville, Florida

Saint Cloud, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida (2 reports)

Milledgeville, Georgia

Peru, Indiana

Barbourville, Kentucky

Scott, Louisiana

Potomac, Maryland

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Denton, Texas

Humble, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

San Augustine, Texas

Willis, Texas

Appomattox, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 26, 2009, CarloInTX from Denton, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Description says suitable for xeriscaping, but while it may take the dry, it won't take the heat. Several days at 100+ with 1/2 sun will wipe 'em out, and you'll be nursing them back. I have to water them every day.