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Cora® Cascade Violet Vinca

Catharanthus roseus 'Cora Cascade Violet'

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Cora Cascade Violet Vinca (Catharanthus roseus 'Cora Cascade Violet') at Vandermeer Nursery

Cora® Cascade Violet Vinca flowers

Cora® Cascade Violet Vinca flowers

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Height:  16 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Periwinkle, Vinca Vine

Group/Class:  Cora Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

A heavy flowering, cascading plant presenting wonderful violet flowers with white eyes; blooms all summer; heat and drought tolerant; great for patio containers, hanging baskets, and raised beds

Ornamental Features

Cora® Cascade Violet Vinca features showy violet star-shaped flowers with white eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall. Its glossy oval leaves remain green in colour throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Cora® Cascade Violet Vinca is a dense herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cora® Cascade Violet Vinca is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Cora® Cascade Violet Vinca will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Cora® Cascade Violet Vinca is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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