Vinca, Heatwave Apricot
(Catharanthus roseus) A tropical perennial (hardy in zones 9-11), mostly grown as an annual. A dwarf bedding vinca with blooms the color of ripe stone fruit. Soft apricot-colored petals give this Madagascar periwinkle a romantic feel. In fact, this delicate-looking flower is one of the most heat- and drought-tolerant blooms we have seen! The compact plants reach about 8 inches tall and 8 to12 inches wide. They will soldier through intense heat and humidity and can tolerate full sun. Excellent in pots, beds, borders, and planted en masse.