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Catharanthus roseus 'Vitesse Apricot'

Vitesse™ Apricot Vinca

Vinca

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A well branched, long flowering series featuring compact, upright-mounded plants; presenting large vibrant blooms, contrasting against deep green glossy foliage; lovely addition to beds, borders and containers; heat and humidity tolerant

Description

A well branched, long flowering series featuring compact, upright-mounded plants; presenting large vibrant blooms, contrasting against deep green glossy foliage; lovely addition to beds, borders and containers; heat and humidity tolerant

Landscape Attributes

Vitesse™ Apricot Vinca is a dense herbaceous annual 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.

Vitesse™ Apricot Vinca is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Vitesse™ Apricot 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. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 inches

16 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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