Catharanthus roseus 'SunStorm® White with Eye'

Vinca or Periwinkle

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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Get a longer season with this cool tolerant and robust performer.

  • Tolerant of both hot and cool conditions
  • Large, bright colors
  • Strong grower

A visual delight when planted in large masses for ground cover, as edging along walkways, and in containers either alone or in mixed combinations.

Height: 12-14 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Zone: 10-11
Color: Red, 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


  • Mass Planting
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fertilize Often
  • Rock Garden
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Blooms all Season
  • Container
  • Long Blooming
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Naturalizing

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water