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CATHARANTHUS roseus( NIRVANA® SKY BLUE, NIRVANA® SERIES)
Madagascar Periwinkle, Nirvana® Sky Blue Vinca, Vinca
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So close to blue, the lavender flowers of this vinca subtly mimic pale blue tones of the sky. Grown as a tender perennial or bedding annual in temperate climates, Nirvana® Sky Blue 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 lavender surrounding a white eye. 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
Tan, Sandy Brown
Bedding Plant, Container, Foundation, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical
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