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Vinca 'American Pie' Jams 'N Jellies

Catharanthus roseus

  • Adds excitment to summer gardens
  • Superb accent plant
  • Excellent tolerance to drought and heat

Growing and Maintenance Tips for Vinca

Start seed indoors 11 weeks before last frost. Sow seed into a seeding flat with cells 0.5 x 0.5 inches square x 1.5 inches deep filled with well moistened media that has drained and cover with more media and water lightly. Keep humidity at 100% by covering flat with a clear plastic dome and keep out of direct sunlight. Seed germinates in 3-5 days when at 75-78F. Remove dome and transfer seedlings to well lit area at 65-75F to grow on. When young plants are rooted well and easily pull out of cells, about 5 weeks, fill small pots with media and transplant young plants into the pots. After an additional 5 to 6 weeks the plants can go into a garden or patio container.

Additional Information
Height: 14-16 in
Spread: 10-12 in
Hardiness Zone: 9-10
Intro Year: 2012 Color: Purple
Detailed Description for Catharanthus 'American Pie'

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