- Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun
- Height 6-8 Inches
- Width 22-25 Inches
- Use as a spiller when using in containers
- Prolific large white flowers on glossy green lush foliage!
- Growing Zones 9 - 11
Vinca Cora Cascade Polka Dot (Catharanthus roseus) is one outstanding vinca! With its trailing habit, prolific large white flowers on glossy green lush foliage, this vinca is a step above the rest! A short growing annual at only 6 to 8 inches in height it spreads to 32 to 36 wide it is ideal for use as a groundcover and spiller in container plantings. Vinca Cora Cascade Polka Dot has non-stop, long-lasting blooms that never seem to fade from planting to the first freeze.
Vinca Cora Cascade Polka Dot can handle the heat and drought in addition to humidity. It is resistant to aerial phytophthora. It’s mounded, trailing growth habit makes it an excellent choice for hanging baskets, window boxes, and containers as a spiller. It attracts butterflies and other pollinators alike with its colorful flowers. Vinca Cora Cascade Polka Dot is an excellent selection for use as a groundcover in large landscape beds. Large, high quality flowers completely cover plants creating blankets of color that last the entire growing season.
Cora Cascade Polka Dot Vinca Care
This is one carefree annual, growing best in full to partial sun in hardiness zones 9 – 11. Performs best in full sun in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. Vinca Cora Cascade Polka Dot is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Plant after the danger of frost thru summer. No deadheading or pruning required unless to clear dieback. Slow-release fertilizer or compost applied to garden beds and regular water-soluble fertilization of potted plants will greatly enhance growth and performance.
In warm climates with mild winters, Vinca Cora Cascade Polka Dot performs as a tender perennial. Flowers are continuous with sufficient sunlight. If grown in containers on patios or porches be sure to provide full sun for a minimum of 6 hours for optimum bloom density.
Cora Cascade Polka Dot Vinca Spacing
This plant is perfect for hanging baskets and containers! Spacing should be 23 – 25 inches. In mass plantings space at approximately 30 inch centers.
Cora® Cascade Polka Dot Vinca Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|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|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Container Role: Spiller|
|Use Types: Container, Landscape|
|Features: Low Maintenance, Pollinator Attractor|
|Scientific Name: Catharanthus roseus 'Cascade Polka Dot'|
|Common Name: Cora® Cascade Polka Dot Vinca|
|Other Name(s): Bright Eyes, Cape Periwinkle, Graveyard Plant, Madagascar Periwinkle, Old Maid, Pink Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Selections|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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.