There's good news for gardeners who love periwinkles—new varieties make gardening with these beautiful annuals easier than ever. Also called vincas, these heat-tolerant flowering plants can add a nice pop of color in the summer.
Traditionally, periwinkles in Florida have suffered from several disease problems. But periwinkles in the new Cora™ and Nirvana™ series offer increased disease resistance over the older varieties. If given proper care, they'll flower throughout the summer with beautiful blooms in apricot, burgundy, pink, lavender, violet, or white.
Plant your periwinkles where they'll receive full sun, either in ground or in a container. Once established, water these Florida-Friendly plants only as needed.
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