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Periwinkle, Madagascar (Catharanthus roseus) potted plant, organic

$10.00

Family:  Dogbane (Apocynaceae)

Hardy to Zones 9 to 12, otherwise grown as an annual, 120 days to flowers

(Vinca rosea, Vinca) Evergreen perennial subshrub with widespread distribution in the tropics.  Excellent choice for sandy areas needing stabilization.  Makes masses of very pretty white or pink flowers. Traditional usage (TAM):  stomach pain.  Source of anticancer compound vincristine, used mainly in treating infant leukemia.  Plant prefers full sun and fast-draining, even very sandy soils.  The plants will flower in the first year, in fact these plants are already flowering in the pots (see photo).  Space plants 2 feet apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

 

 

 

 

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