Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Trailing Vinca

Last year my daughter grew Vinca in planters in front of their house. It seems that Vinca are very forgiving of their growing conditions. They stood up well to the heat of the summer and recover from lack of moisture. This year in my catalogs I found a variety called Trailing Vinca (Catharanthus roseus). These are suppose to have a growth habit similar to "Wave Petunias". I've never started vinca from seed so I thought I would take on the challenge.

Trailing Vinca in hanging planter

I hope these will be perfect for her in the planters. The seeds I purchased are mixed colors so we will have to wait and see what colors I have recieved. I seeded them to germination tray on February 18th and they sprouted quickly. Here they are growing in the tray.

These seedlings were pricked out and put in packs on February 26.

Here's the healthy little plants today. They may be a little ahead of schedule since we still have a couple of inches of snow on the ground.

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