Periwinkle Dwarf Rose Little Linda Catharanthus Roseus is an evergreen, erect and spreading tender perennial shrub native to Madagascar. Other botanical name of this plant is Vinca Rosea, and Periwinkle is very popular worldwide as ornamental plant. Periwinkle Dwarf Rose Little Linda seeds can be started indoors in winter or planted directly outdoors in spring. Also called Madagascar Periwinkle, Rosy Periwinkle, Teresita Vinca, Cape Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle, and Old-Maid, this variety of Catharanthus Roseus blooms with gorgeous deep-rose flowers that appear all summer and fall long attracting butterflies and other pollinators.
Periwinkle Dwarf Rose Little Linda makes a wonderful annual ground cover, and compact growing, bushy Vinca Rosea is a popular annual plant for mass plantings, mixed plantings, containers, hanging baskets, pots, and window boxes. It is important to cover Catharanthus Roseus seeds with soil, because these ground cover seeds germinate in darkness. Periwinkle thrives in hot and humid summer weather and grows best in full sun, but Vinca Rosea can tolerate partial shade, drought, and heat.
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