Soiree® Kawaii Catharanthus
Enjoy carefree color all summer with Kawaii Catharanthus! These adorable blooms pack a lot of color throughout the season while providing amazing coverage in containers and landscapes. Low maintenance, compact habit that thrives in the heat. A great choice for easy-care gardens. You’ll love the flower power of Kawaii Catharanthus in your landscape!
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Other Species Names: Periwinkle, Vinca Vine
Plant Height: 10 in.
Spread: 18 in.
Plant Form: Mounding, Semi-trailing
Summer Foliage Color: dark green
Minimum Sunlight: partial shade
Maximum Sunlight: full sun
Soiree Kawaii Catharanthus features showy star-shaped flowers from late spring to mid fall. Its glossy oval leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Soiree Kawaii Catharanthus is a dense herbaceous annual with a semi-trailing, mounding habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. This plant requires minimal pruning and maintenance, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Soiree Kawaii Catharanthus is recommended for the following landscape applications; Mass Planting, Border Edging. General Garden Use, Groundcover, Container Planting, Hanging Baskets.
Soiree Kawaii Catharanthus will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation. Soiree Kawaii Catharanthus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent watering than they would in the yard or garden.