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CATHARANTHUS roseus 'Stardust Orchid'( STARDUST SERIES)
Madagascar Periwinkle, Stardust Orchid Vinca, Vinca
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Stardust Orchid vinca is an exceptionally heat-tolerant tropical evergreen shrub that is grown as a tender perennial or bedding annual in temperate climates. Heat and drought tolerant, 'Stardust Orchid' is everblooming and bears large, showy, circular flowers that are fuchsia-violet with petal bases becoming white to create a jagged-edge "star" in the flower's center.
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. Try not to overwater this plant, even though this cultivar is more tolerant of the moist soils found in the typical garden setting.
12 - 1
9 - 15
A1, A2, A3, 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"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
10"-14" / 25.4cm - 35.6cm
Hybrid Origin, Madagascar
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Hot Pink, Fuchsia
Tan, Sandy Brown
Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical
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