Catharanthus roseus 'Mediterranean series'

Vinca or Periwinkle

Rose Star

Tips for Homeowners:

Water when needed but take care not to overwater. Removing old flowers is not necessary. Vinca will benefit from a high nitrogen fertilizer applied every 3-4 weeks.

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This trailer will fill and thrill with its cascading habit and will do the same with its ability to withstand heat and drought issues.

  • Great color pallet
  • Trailing/cascading habit
  • Heat and drought tolerant

This variety will fill an area in the landscape faster due to its vigorous trailing habit plus it will overflow in hanging baskets and containers.

Height: 4-7 in
Spread: 16-30 in
Zone: 10-11
Color: Pink, Red, Rose, White

Interesting Notes about Vinca:

Popular annual for hot and humid weather in full to partial sun.  Vinca appreciates well-drained soil and will grow in poor soils as long as the soil is not heavy clay.  

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Edging
  • Container
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Rock Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Blooms all Season

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water