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Plants We Love: Periwinkle

Choose huge, long-lasting blooms in six colors.
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Plant name: Periwinkle

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Botanical name: Catharanthus roseus

Suggested by: Joan Adams, Stokes Seeds

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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