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Common Name: Vinca, Periwinkle      Latin Name: Catharanthus roseus      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Catharanthus roseus

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Category: Annual
Family: APOCYNACEAE
Genus: Catharanthus
species: roseus
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Growth habit: Prostrate or upright
Foliage: Opposite, oblong, glossy dark green, 1 to 3 inches long, on repeatedly branched stems.
Flowers: Single, funnel shaped, pink to red centers, with 5 flat, radiating petals, clustered in the upper leaf axils. 1 to 3 inches across; some with a colored “eye”; bloom all summer
Culture: Sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Do not tolerate soil that stays wet for a long period of time. Typically requires regular nitrogen fertilization
Uses: Bedding plant, containers, groundcover. Tough little plants that thrive in heat. All parts of the plant contain poisonous alkaloids used in drugs to treat leukemia.
Propagation: Seed, cuttings
Cultivars:
‘First Kiss’ series includes blueberry, raspberry, apricot; 12 inches tall, clear colors, very heat tolerant
‘Jaio Dark Red’
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics:
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Eden Park, Overlook, Krohn 1501 Eden Park Dr Cincinnati OH
Specimen: 88
Catharanthus roseus Catharanthus_roseus_far.JPG
Catharanthus roseus at Eden Park Overlook
Location: Overlook, near maintenance building
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
Catharanthus roseus Catharanthus_roseus_flower.JPG
Catharanthus roseus at Eden Park Overlook
Location: Overlook, near middle of park/pond area
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
Catharanthus roseus Catharanthus_roseus_flowers_and_leaves.JPG
Catharanthus roseus at Eden Park Overlook
Location: Overlook, near middle of park/pond area
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
Catharanthus roseus Catharanthus_roseus_no_spur.JPG
Catharanthus roseus does not have a spur. Impatiens wallerana does. This picture shows Catharanthus roseus without a spur.
Location: Overlook, near middle of park/pond area
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
Location: Oxford England
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.751132480000000 Longitude: -1.248264240000000] Specimen: 7782
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