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Catharanthus roseus

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Catharanthus roseus Bright Eyes, Madagascar Periwinkle,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Prostrate, Spreading, Upright

Popular evergreen low-growing perennial with dense dark-green shiny leaves and masses of violet star-like flowers during Spring. Perfect groundcover for a shady area. Grows approx. 45cm tall x 45cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Embankment, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers a part-shade position in a well-drained soil with added compost, but will adapt to most. Drought tolerant once established. Deadhead after flowering. For best results water regularly.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Apocynaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink, Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate