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Pacifica Burgundy Halo Vinca

Catharanthus roseus 'Pacifica Burgundy Halo'

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Pacifica Burgundy Halo Vinca (Catharanthus roseus 'Pacifica Burgundy Halo') at Roger's Gardens

Pacifica Burgundy Halo Vinca flowers

Pacifica Burgundy Halo Vinca flowers

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Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Periwinkle, Vinca Vine

Group/Class:  Pacifica Series

Brand:  PanAmerican Seed

Description:

An outstanding series featuring burgundy and white blooms on stress tolerant plants; thrives well in full sun and warm temperatures with humidity; perfect for beds, containers and hanging baskets; take care not to overwater

Ornamental Features

Pacifica Burgundy Halo Vinca features showy burgundy star-shaped flowers with white overtones and yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall. Its attractive glossy oval leaves remain dark green in color with pointy light green spines throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pacifica Burgundy Halo Vinca is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pacifica Burgundy Halo Vinca is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Pacifica Burgundy Halo Vinca will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. 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.

Pacifica Burgundy Halo Vinca is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features