Vinca Seeds - Pacifica XP Series
- Seed Count: 40 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 70-80 Days
- Plant Height: 10-14 Inches
- Flower Colors: Range of colors including white, pink, red, and lavender
- Growth Habit: Upright, Bushy
- Sunlight Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Soil Requirements: Well-Drained Soil
- Other Features: Heat and Drought Tolerant, Disease Resistant
History: The Pacifica XP Series Vinca is a modern cultivar developed for its superior traits, including enhanced disease resistance, and heat and drought tolerance. Originally, vincas are native to Madagascar and have a long history of both ornamental and medicinal uses. Over time, horticulturists have selectively bred vincas for various characteristics, culminating in varieties like the Pacifica XP Series, known for its vibrant, rich colors and hardy nature.
Uses: The Pacifica XP Series Vinca is an extremely versatile plant, ideal for bedding, containers, and hanging baskets. Because of its disease resistance and tolerance to harsh conditions, it is a go-to choice for low-maintenance landscapes. Its rich and colorful blooms create a striking visual effect when planted in groups, and its bushy, compact form adds structure to garden spaces. Additionally, these vincas are well-suited for xeriscaping, requiring minimal water once established. While typically grown for their flowers, their glossy green leaves also add visual interest.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: This variety of Vinca prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. The seeds should be sown at a shallow depth of about 1/8 inch. Because they are sensitive to overwatering, it's essential to provide good drainage. Seeds can be started indoors 10-12 weeks before the last frost date or directly sown outdoors when soil temperatures have consistently reached at least 65°F. Plants should be spaced 8-10 inches apart to allow for their bushy growth habit. Once established, Pacifica XP vincas are low maintenance, needing only occasional watering and fertilization with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to produce continual blooms throughout the season.