Sparkling Pink to White BloomsWednesday, May 05, 2010
Started from seed, this Vinca 'Periwinkle' grows quite slowly in the beginning. But as soon as it shows its first flower, I saw more and more flowers each morning. The pink dot in the middle makes the white flower looks splendid. I really love to see the flowers against its bushy glossy dark green leaves in the background.
This Vinca is a petite variety and the tallest plant now is only about 20 cm high. I sowed the seeds about two-and-a-half months ago directly into this pot and placed it out in the open immediately.
I also sowed some seeds at the base of my yellow croton. I hope the vincas will make the pot of croton looks even better.
The flowers do not require deadheading. They sparkle in the afternoon and look as gorgeous by night (white flowers glows in the dark!). The plant thrives well under the hot sun and hold up well in heavy rain. This Vinca makes a wonderful addition to my garden :-D
The common Periwinkle is a species of Catharanthus, native to the island of Madagascar and to the Indian subcontinent in Southern Asia.