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Cora® Cascade Cherry Vinca

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  • Height 6-8 Inches
  • Width 22-25 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • A trailing vina annual perfect for hanging baskets & window boxes!

About the only way to improve the tough annual vinca was to make it trailing. And that’s just what breeders did with Cora Cascade Cherry vinca. Cora Cascade Cherry gracefully drapes from hanging baskets, window boxes and other pots. It’s also striking when planted in the landscape with a mass of cherry red flowers and dark green leaves. It gets 6 to 8 inches tall with up to a 25 inch spread.

Cora Cascade Cherry vinca blooms from spring into fall. This vinca can take the heat and drought. Its leaves droop a little to let you know it’s time to water. Use in a hanging basket or in another container as the spiller. In the landscape, create spots of color mixed in with perennials or around shrubs. Butterflies like to visit this plant.

Cora® Cascade Cherry Vinca Care

The common name for this plant is the same for at least three species and can cause confusion when shopping. The scientific name for this vinca is Catharanthus roseus, which sometimes is called Madagascar periwinkle or just periwinkle. The green and white variegated vinca vine (V. major) is popular in containers because of its trailing habit. Sometimes, the plant is winter hardy, even in part of the Midwest, and will sport a blue flower. Another vinca also called myrtle or periwinkle is V. minor, a popular evergreen ground cover with blue flowers and shiny leaves.

Grow in sunny spaces (6+ hours). Cora Cascade Cherry vinca also tolerates part sun (4 to 6 hours). It’s not too picky about drainage, but it doesn’t like constantly wet soil. Deadheading (snipping off spent flowers) is not necessary because this is a self-cleaning annual. Snip a few stems for a vase for indoor enjoyment.

Cora® Cascade Cherry Vinca Spacing

Use one or two plants in a 10 or 12 inch hanging basket. In a mixed container, allow the cherry red flowers to spill over the edge. Plant about 10 inches apart in the ground.

Cora® Cascade Cherry Vinca Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 11-12
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description: Cherry
Bloom Period: Spring and Late Summer to Hard Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 6-8 Inches
Spread: 22-25 Inches
Spacing: 22-25 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Container, Landscape
Features: Low Maintenance, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Catharanthus roseus 'Cascade Cherry'
Common Name: Cora® Cascade Cherry Vinca
Other Name(s): Bright Eyes, Cape Periwinkle, Graveyard Plant, Madagascar Periwinkle, Old Maid, Pink Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Selections

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It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.