For the summer one of my favorites are Vinca Plants since they really deliver. In Kingwood we know that we can have hot dry summers and the Vinca will be happy. The Vinca has glossy green leaves and pretty pink, white lavender, or red flowers.
Vinca works great in containers or hanging baskets, or planted along a garden bed where it can spill over, try to group them together for the best effect. Vinca tends to be “self-cleaning” and needs little deadheading and can withstand drought but does best with moderate water and you will want to fertilize occasionally.
Vinca is a genus in the family Apocynaceae, native to Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. The English name periwinkle is shared with the related genus Catharanthus. Vinca plants are herbaceous, with slender trailing stems 3 to 6 feet long but not growing more than 30 inches above ground; the stems frequently take root where they touch the ground, enabling the plant to spread widely. The leaves are simple broad ovals, that can get up to 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. The flowers produce through most of the year, are 1–3 inches broad, with five petals joined together at the base to form a tube.
We have a nice selection of Vinca for planting and also have hanging baskets and containers already made. Stop in and let us help you brighten your yard with our colorful selection. For more information about this great garden plant visit the following websites.