Tattoo™ Black Cherry Vinca Seeds

(P) Pkt of 15 seeds
Item #52249-PK-P1


Unique eye-catching color and pattern

Here's a brand-new look for vinca you'll simply love: every bright bloom is "inked" around the center, as if it had eyelashes. Really eye-catching even in a small planting, the look is enhanced by large, overlapping petals on upright, bushy, well-branched plants. Tattoo will make you sit up and take notice.

Far more resistant to heat and sun than older varieties, Tattoo is also completely immune to the dreaded Phytophthora. It takes off quickly in spring, setting the first blooms before summer arrives, and then continuing all season. You will love it in those areas of dappled shade beneath trees and wending along garden paths.

Starting the seed is easy: begin about 11 weeks before the last scheduled frost in your area. Pop the seeds into the Bio Dome with the dome on to increase the humidity level. The seeds will germinate super-quick—3 to 5 days is standard when they're kept at a temperature of 75 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Then grow them on, with the dome removed, at anywhere from 65 to 75 degrees. By the time they're about 5 weeks old, they'll need to be potted up. Keep them indoors under grow lights or in a sunny window for an additional 5 to 6 weeks, pinching them when they have 4 to 6 true leaves (to stimulate more side branching for a fuller, more flower-filled plant). Transplant into the full-sun garden or containers after all danger of frost is past. Enjoy this exciting vinca.


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Genus Catharanthus
Species roseus
Variety 'PAS1192838'
ppaf PPAF
Item Form (P) Pkt of 15 seeds
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Seeds Per Pack 15
Plant Height 10 in - 14 in
Plant Width 6 in - 20 in
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Black, Magenta, Purple
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Ground Cover, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 21, 2019

Beautiful flowers.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is the first time I started theses from seeds. I had a good germination, not 100% but good. These are showy and interesting.

Eileen from MT

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