Plant name: Periwinkle
Botanical name: Catharanthus roseus
Suggested by: Joan Adams, Stokes Seeds
Virtues: Very drought and heat tolerant, making it an excellent choice for both planters and garden beds.
Flower: Huge, long-lasting blooms in six colors.
Foliage: Thick glossy leaves.
Habit: Upright, to 14 to 16 inches.
Season: Midsummer through frost.
Companions: The bold colors of these beauties make them ideal massed in containers in full sun locations.
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