Catharanthus roseus-Vinca. Vinca usually do well in areas that are sunny and dry. The heavy June rain in Fargo slowed these down somewhat but by the second evaluation most were doing well. 'Stardust Orchid' got good marks all season while 'Pacifica Coral' and 'Pacifica Polka Dot' had high marks in September.

Fargo Dickinson
July 25 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Heat Wave Deep Rose-Bod 4-8" 6" 8-12" 6-12" -- -- -- -- Fargo - Deep rose; Pretty color, good bloom in August but not uniform in size

Dickinson - Not tested

Heat Wave Mix-Bod 4-8 6-8 8-10 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors; Not as uniform in size as others

D - Not tested

Mediterranean Deep Rose-WG 4 6-8 4 8-12 -- -- -- -- F - Deep red pink; Pretty color, did alright but not uniform in size

D - Not tested

Mediterranean Mix-WG 4-6 6-8 4-8 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors; Healthy and floriferous, nice carpet of color by August

D - Not tested
Mediterranean Polka Dot-WG 4-6 6-8 6 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - White-deep pink/red eye; Did alright

D - Not tested
Pacifica Apricot-WG 4-6 4-6 6-8 6-12 -- -- -- -- F - Pale pink to white with dark pink eye; Good bloom but not uniform in size

D - Not tested
Pacifica Coral-WG 4-6 4-6 8-10 8-10 4-6" 6" 12" 10-12" F - Coral; Pretty color, not uniform early but better by second evaluation

D - Bright color, nice plants, uniform, good bloom
Pacifica Lipstick-WG 4-8 4-8 6-10 8-12 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of pinks and roses; Good bloom but not uniform in size

D - Not tested
Pacifica Mix Improved- WG 6-8 6 8-10 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors; Did alright

D - Not tested
Pacifica Peach-WG 6 6 6-10 6-14 4-6 6 10 12 F - Pale pink to white--dark pink ring around eye; Floriferous and uniform early

D - Uniform and floriferous by August
Pacifica Polka Dot Improved-WG 4-6 4-8 8-10 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - White-deep pink/red eye; Nice bloom, uniform-especially by September

D - Not tested
Stardust Orchid-AAS(00) 6 6 10 12 4-6 6 10 12 F - Deep orchid pink-white eye; Pretty flower, uniform and floriferous all season

D -Very uniform by August, nice color
Trailing Lilac-WG 4-6 4-8 6-8 6-12 -- -- -- -- F - Deep lavender pink; Good bloom but slow to start, not uniform in size

D - Not tested
Trailing White-WG 4-6 4-8 6 8-12 -- -- -- --- F - Fairly uniform, good bloom

D - Not tested