- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 8 - 10 inches
- Width: 24 - 36 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer through fall
- Bloom Color: Mix
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Environment: Full sun
- Foot Traffic: Light
- Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 65 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days
- Light Required: No - complete darkness to germinate
- Depth: 1/4 inch
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant or approximately 2,000 seeds covers 50 square feet
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 6 - 9 inches
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
- Care & Maintenance: See: Periwinkle
Periwinkle (Vinca Rosea Dwarf Little Mix) - This fabulous performer for the hot summer garden is grown from Periwinkle seeds. For hot southern, desert climates or a hard to maintain spot near a concrete wall or driveway, Vinca Periwinkle is your ground cover plant! It seems to perform the best when other plants are wilting from the heat.
Vinca Rosea Periwinkle begins blooming extra-early with big flowers in dazzling colors, and it continues right up until fall frosts. This Vinca Rosea Little Mix has blooms that are 2 inches across and the colors range from white to deep rose with tones in-between. The blooms have a large center eye with a contrasting color and are just gorgeous. The foliage is uniform and neat with shiny leaves. Periwinkle uses include: edging the front of the bed or border, baskets, containers and an excellent ground cover plant.
Grow Vinca Rosea seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before the last frost is expected. Cover the Vinca Periwinkle seeds with 1/4 inch of potting mix, spray with water to moisten and press down lightly. Vinca Rosea ground cover seeds will not germinate in any sort of light, so cover trays or containers with a black plastic sheet or a newspaper. Lift the plastic or newspaper regularly to moisten by misting. Once Periwinkle seedlings emerge, they need bright light. At about 2 - 3 inches tall, transplant the strongest plants into individual pots. The Periwinkle plant can be moved outside once the temperature is consistently above 65F degrees. Directly sowing Vinca Periwinkle seeds is not recommended, but if you choose to direct sow, follow the same steps as above. Wait until danger of frost has passed and temperatures are consistently warm, and prepare the soil well so that it is light and fine.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.