Periwinkle Dwarf Little Mix Catharanthus Roseus is an evergreen, herbaceous, perennial shrub native to Madagascar, and this plant is very popular worldwide as the annual ornamental and medicinal plant. Periwinkle Dwarf Little Mix seeds are very easy and fast to germinate, and also called Vinca Rosea, this plant grows fast, and the seeds can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Other common names of this plant are Madagascar Periwinkle, Rosy Periwinkle, Teresita Vinca, Cape Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle, and Old-Maid. This variety of Catharanthus Roseus has bushy appearance, and Periwinkle Dwarf Little Mix blooms with 2 inches flowers that have the colors range from white to deep rose with tones in-between and large center eye with a contrasting color.
Periwinkle Dwarf Little Mix is an excellent flowering ground cover, and Vinca Rosea looks wonderful in mass planting, mixed plantings, containers, hanging baskets, window boxes, and as a border plant. Catharanthus Roseus seeds have to be covered with soil, because they need darkness to germinate, but once the seedling are emerged seedling bright light should be provided. The Periwinkle likes to grow in loose sandy soil with good drainage, and once established Vinca Rosea tolerates drought and heat requiring only occasional watering.
Height: 8-10 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.8
USDA Zones: 8-11 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall - in warm climates
Seed Depth: 1/4 Inch
Germination Time: 10-14 Days