UT Gardens' May 2022 Plant of the Month: New Vinca Series is Tiny and Terrific


Submitted by Jason Reeves,

Research Horticulturist,

University of Tennessee Gardens, Jackson

I have always been a big fan of the annual, Catharanthus roseus, better known as vinca. They are blooming machines, flowering all summer despite our heat and humidity. They are also drought tolerant once established and pest free. The Titan, Pacifica, Mega Bloom, Tattoo and Mediterranean series have long been favorites of mine.

In 2019, while attending a trade show in Ohio, I met Soiree® Kawaii and knew I had to give this series a try. The following spring Suntory sent us samples of each color...

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