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Catharanthus Roseus

Botanical Name:

Catharanthus roseus

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Annual, Ground Cover, Poisonous

Lifespan

Annual, Perennial

Flower

Axillary, solitary, rosy-pink to mauve to reddish, or white. The calyx is green, tube slender, lobes subulate. Corolla is salverform, bearing 5 glands apically on the tube, lobes often with prominent eyespot at the throat. The ovary is two-chambered, splitting apart in fruit. It blooms from June until frost.

Fruit

fruits long, slender, often paired. Elongate follicles within one persisting calyx.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Pollinators

Taxonomy

Order

Gentianales

Family

Apocynaceae

Genus

Catharanthus

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