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Trailing Vinca, Peach

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Terrific performer all summer long with low water needs.

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An excellent variety with many uses. Marvelous plants with vigorous trailing habit, dark-green shiny foliage that sparkles under the hot summer sun and is covered with cheerful light-peach blooms with pink eye. This trailing vinca is best used as cascading component in mixed patio planter or as ground cover in landscape bed.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

4-6 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

20-30 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Container

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Indoor Sow

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    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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How to Sow and Plant

Annual vinca, Catharanthus, may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost or planted as a potted plant.

Sowing Seed Indoors:

  • Sow vinca indoors 12-15 weeks before the last frost.
  • Sow seeds in seed-starting formula and cover with 1/8 inch of seed starting formula.
  • Seeds are sensitive to overwatering, keep lightly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days at 75-78 degrees F.
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 2 pairs of true leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Planting in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full sun with rich, moist organic, well-drained soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12, inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
  • Dig a hole for each plant, approximately 8-10 inches apart large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Water well.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For annuals an organic mulch of shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary. Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
  • Remove spent flower heads to keep plants flowering until fall.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Remove plants after they are killed by frost in fall to avoid disease issues the following year.
  • Vinca is a reliable annual plant for beds and borders in full sun or partial shade.
  • Because of its uniform growth and compact size, it makes an ideal edging or annual groundcover.
  • Vinca is also great for window boxes and other containers.
  • Plants are heat and drought resistant once established.
  • Water well in drought, vinca is prone to wilting.
Sun
Full Sun, Part Sun
Height
4-6 inches
Spread
20-30 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Container
Life Cycle
Annual
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Flowering
No
Bloom Duration
12 weeks
Flower color
Peach, Pink
Trailing Vinca, Peach is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasant surprise I never had trailing vinca before and these looked great in a hanging basket and also in a large planter. Cascaded nicely.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peach Trailing Vinca This is my second year of ordering the Peach Training Vinca. They have grown beautifully all summer with constant blooms. Our weather was not great this year for some plants, but the Trailing Vinca have survived and looked beautiful through downpour rains, extreme heat and humidity. I love my trailing Vinca!
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely healthy plants Typical transaction - well packaged plants - very robust and healthy. No big deal but mine really more just a soft pink.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect and beautiful! These were gorgeous and bloomed all summer! They required very little care. They were low and spread a bit which was prefect for around my birdbath. These were a keeper and I will be ordering them for next year!
Date published: 2015-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Summer Trooper What a beautiful easy plant! Planted three at the mailbox near the curb and three plants completely covered a piece of ground 3feet x 4 feet by the middle of summer and continued on through fall. Took some cuttings and rooted them, then planted other places in the landscape AND made a lovely hanging basket for the porch. It is just lovely!!
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vinca This vinca has been a great plant. It survived a very hot, drought summer. Stayed green in our mild winter and is blooming beautifully for our early spring. As indicated in the description, it is a low growing, trailing vinca.
Date published: 2012-03-20
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