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Vinca, Cooler Mixed
An all-around performer.
Blush, grape and peppermint blossoms have distinct rose-red eyes. Brilliant flowers blanket deep green plants from summer to fall. Start indoors 12 weeks before last frost. Enjoy in beds, planters, borders, edgings and tubs. Vinca is the "impatiens" for full sun—carefree color for the hot sunny garden.
Start indoors in a warm area about 12 weeks before last spring frost. Sow seeds in seed-Starting formula. Cover lightly. Keep seed flats in darkness until first seeds germinate. Seeds are sensitive to overwatering. Keep lightly moist. Move to a well-lighted area when germination Starts.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days at 75-78°F. Transplant to individual containers when large enough to handle. Before transfer to garden, move to a sheltered place outside for a week. SET PLANTS 8-10" apart in a sunny to partially shaded location with average soil in spring after danger of frost. In South and other mild areas, set outside fall to spring.
Vinca is a reliable 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. The pastel pink shades contrast beautifully with deep blues and purples.