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CATHARANTHUS roseus 'Sun Devil Extreme Mix'

Image of Catharanthus roseus 'Sun Devil Extreme Mix' (SUN DEVIL EXTREME SERIES)

Family

Apocynaceae

Botanical Name

CATHARANTHUS roseus 'Sun Devil Extreme Mix'( SUN DEVIL EXTREME SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Madagascar Periwinkle, Sun Devil Extreme Mix Vinca, Vinca

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General Description

Madagascar periwinkles in the Sun Devil Extreme Series are well-branched mounding tropical evergreen shrubs that are grown as tender perennials in temperate climates. Amazingly heat and drought tolerant with excellent resistance to fungal problems, 'Sun Devil Extreme Mix' includes everblooming plants that bear large, radial, five-petaled flowers in a mix of lavender, coral-pink, white, and light pink. Most have a white blotch in the center called an eye.

Plant these tough ornamentals in sunny beds and borders or containers. In tropical regions they can be planted in mixed shrub borders or near building foundations and the ocean. Madagascar periwinkle fails in soggy, heavy soils and will suffer from root rot in poorly drained conditions. Plants will reseed themselves, and in warm regions can be considered invasive as they will grow in poor, warm soils in marginal areas.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Madagascar

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Pink, Light Pink, Fuchsia, Rose, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Tan, Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Foundation, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes