Annual vinca

Annual vinca






From 6 inches to 3 feet


6-16 inches wide

Flower Color:


Seasonal Features:

Fall Bloom,
Summer Bloom

Problem Solvers:

Drought Tolerant

Special Features:

Good for Containers,
Low Maintenance



how to grow Annual vinca


Stem Cuttings

garden plans for Annual vinca

Hot-Summer Garden Plan
Hot-Summer Garden Plan

Formal Knot Garden Plan
Formal Knot Garden Plan

Annual Garden for Full Sun
Annual Garden for Full Sun

Raised Beds Garden Plan
Raised Beds Garden Plan

No-Fail Container Garden Plan
No-Fail Container Garden Plan

more varieties for Annual vinca

'Jaio Dark Red' vinca

‘Jaio Dark Red’ vinca

Catharanthus ‘Jaio Dark Red’ produces rich magenta-red flowers on 1-foot-tall plants.

'Mediterranean Deep Rose' vinca

‘Mediterranean Deep Rose’ vinca

Catharanthus ‘Mediterranean Deep Rose’ produces rich magenta-rose flowers on trailing plants perfect for containers.

'Pacifica Burgundy Halo' vinca

‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ vinca

Catharanthus ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ produces deep red-pink flowers with a large white eye. It grows 12 inches tall.

'Pacifica Punch' vinca

‘Pacifica Punch’ vinca

Catharanthus ‘Pacifica Punch’ is an award-winning selection that produces deep rose-pink flowers with a magenta eye. It grows 12 inches tall.

'Pretty in Pink' vinca

‘Pretty in Pink’ vinca

Catharanthus ‘Pretty in Pink’, an award-winning variety, offers soft pink flowers on compact 1-foot-tall plants.

'Pretty in White' vinca

‘Pretty in White’ vinca

Catharanthus ‘Pretty in White’ bears large, pure-white flowers on compact plants.

'Tropical Rose' vinca

‘Tropical Rose’ vinca

Catharanthus ‘Tropical Rose’ produces large, bold magenta-red flowers on compact plants.

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Angelonia is also called summer snapdragon, and once you get a good look at it, you’ll know why. It has salvia-like flower spires that reach a foot or 2 high, but they’re studded with fascinating snapdragon-like flowers with beautiful colorations in purple, white, or pink. It’s the perfect plant for adding bright color to hot, sunny spaces. This tough plant blooms all summer long with spirelike spikes of blooms. While all varieties are beautiful, keep an eye out for the sweetly scented selections.
While most gardeners treat angelonia as an annual, it is a tough perennial in Zones 9-10. Or, if you have a bright, sunny spot indoors, you can even keep it flowering all winter.



Like a tiny petunia on steroids, calibrachoa (also called million bells) grows and flowers at an amazing rate. Often confused for a petunia, million bells makes a splash no matter where you put it in the garden. It is perfect for containers or hanging baskets but also can be tucked into the front of a border where it will spill out onto sidewalk or patio. In fact, it may be the ultimate “spiller” for container gardens as long as you give it ample water and fertilizer, which it needs to fuel its astounding growth.Shown above: MiniFamous Compact Red calibrachoa



Lisianthus flowers make people ooh and ahh. Some varieties of this annual look like a blue rose. It’s such an elegant flower you’d never guess it’s native to American prairies. And lisianthus is one of the best cut flowers — it will last in the vase for 2 to 3 weeks.Lisianthus can be challenging to grow. They’re extremely tricky to grow from seed, so start with established seedlings. Plant them in rich, well-drained soil in full sun after all danger of frost has passed. Keep moist but do not overwater. Taller varieties of lisianthus often need staking to keep their long stems from breaking, but newer dwarf varieties are more carefree.

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