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CATHARANTHUS roseus( NIRVANA® RED, NIRVANA® SERIES)
Madagascar Periwinkle, Nirvana® Red Vinca, Vinca
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Pure shades of red is a color rarely seen in Madagascar periwinkle! Grown as a tender perennial or bedding annual in temperate climates, Nirvana® Red vinca is a compact, fungus-resistant tropical evergreen shrub. Highly heat and drought tolerant, this selection is everblooming and bears large, showy, circular flowers that are dark reddish magenta. It also tolerates high humidity during hot, rainy summers, resisting leaf and flower rot problems.
Plant this tough, sun-loving ornamental in beds, borders or containers and in butterfly and seaside gardens. In tropical regions it can be planted in mixed shrub borders or along a building foundation. Madagascar periwinkle dislikes "wet feet" and will suffer from root rot in poorly drained soils. It has a tendency to reseed itself, potentially becoming invasive in warm regions with light soils. Do not overwater this plant.
12 - 1
9 - 15
H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm
12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm
Hybrid Origin, Madagascar
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Magenta, Dark Red
Tan, Sandy Brown
Bedding Plant, Container, Foundation, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical
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