Vinca Tattoo BlackCherry Scientific Name : Catharanthus roseus
Common Name : Upright Vinca
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Spacing : 6″ (15cm)
Height : 10 – 14″ (25 – 36cm)
Width : 6 – 8″ (15 – 20cm)
Exposure : Sun
Grower Information :
Seed supplied as: Raw.
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Vinca Tattoo BlackCherry The art of plants comes alive on every bloom – each petal looks like it is inked or airbrushed with soft brush strokes of black. Adding these standout newcomers to your lineup shows that you have your finger on the pulse of what today’s gardener really wants: bold, fun, head-turning. …without a doubt, the most unique vinca on the market today!
Plug crop time: 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: 5 to 6 weeks
- Very floriferous and well-branched plants display one-of-a-kind flowers with an overlapping, fully rounded form that won’t show gaps in hot temperatures.
- 3 to 5-day flowering window with an appealing upright habit across all colours.
- Outstanding in hot and sunny conditions.
- NOTE: blooms display the best colour contrast under warm conditions with higher light; colours brighten with increased temperatures and light. Grown under cooler conditions and lower light, colours appear darker overall with less contrast.
Swirls of cherry and raspberry are lightly airbrushed with black tones.
Plant vinca seeds indoors three to four months before the last frost of the season. Cover the seeds lightly with soil, then lay a damp newspaper over the tray because germinating seeds of vinca require total darkness. Place the seeds where temperatures are around 80 F. (27 C.). Check the tray daily and remove the newspaper as soon as seedlings emerge – generally two to nine days. At this point, move the seedlings into bright sunlight and room temperature is at least 75 F. (24 C.).