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Catharanthus roseus 'Blockbuster Dark Red'

Blockbuster™ Dark Red Vinca

Vinca

Comments

A well branched and early blooming selection presenting extra large, deep ruby red blooms; bold colors and a floriferous plant habit create the perfect choice for hanging baskets and containers; easy to grow with minimal maintenance

Description

A well branched and early blooming selection presenting extra large, deep ruby red blooms; bold colors and a floriferous plant habit create the perfect choice for hanging baskets and containers; easy to grow with minimal maintenance

Landscape Attributes

Blockbuster™ Dark Red Vinca is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blockbuster™ Dark Red Vinca is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Container Planting;Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Blockbuster™ Dark Red Vinca will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

9b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 inches

16 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

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