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You've gotta love annual vinca -- it really delivers. It will tolerate a wide variety of conditions and still keep it up with almost unreal-looking, glossy green flowers and pretty pink, lavender, or red flowers that look like tiny parasols.
Whether the summer is dry or wet, hot or cold, vinca plugs along unfazed. It makes a great container plant. Or plant it in a bed or border, grouping at least eight or more together for best effect.
Plant established seedlings in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Vinca withstands drought but does best with moderate moisture. Fertilize occasionally. Like impatiens, this plant tends to be "self-cleaning" and needs little deadheading.
Shown above: Pretty in Pink vinca
Vinca's mounding habit makes it a perfect pick for planting with spiky angelonia for fun, textural contrast.Calibrachoa
Create a high-impact color combo with vinca and a skirt of trailing calibrachoa.Lisianthus
Vinca's beautiful, color-rich flowers look great with lisianthus' larger, more opulent blooms.