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Vinca Seeds

Easy-care, color-filled Vincas have many shapes and colors. These fun plants are for full sun and intense heat. Flowers look like and cover like Impatiens. Start indoors 12 weeks before last spring frost.

Jams 'N' Jellies Blackberry F1 Vinca Seeds  
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NEW! Jams 'N' Jellies Blackberry F1 Vinca Seeds
This is a new introduction to the industry, a major breakthrough in color for Vinca which has also been recognized as an All-American Selections winner for the 2012 season.
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Cooler Coconut Vinca Seeds Cooler Coconut Vinca Seeds
This variety has large over-lapping flower petals with a pure white color on a 10-14" tall plant.
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Cooler Hot Rose Vinca Seeds Cooler Hot Rose Vinca Seeds
Cooler Vincas are tough, top performers in less than perfect conditions.
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Cooler Raspberry Vinca Seeds Cooler Raspberry Vinca Seeds
This variety has large over-lapping flower petals with a rich raspberry purple color with large eye on a 10-14" tall plant.
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Item #A-742 | 50 Seeds | Price: $1.95
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Pacifica Apricot Vinca Seeds Pacifica Apricot Vinca Seeds
Super big and fast to flower with large 2" blooms that thrive in hot and dry conditions.
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Pacifica Cherry Red Vinca Seeds Pacifica Cherry Red Vinca Seeds
Pacifica Cherry Red Vinca is the perfect pick for that full sun location in your garden.
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Pacifica Dark Red Vinca Seeds Pacifica Dark Red Vinca Seeds
Pacifica Dark Red has to be the best new vinca color we have seen to date.
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Pacifica Halo Burgundy Vinca Seeds  
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Pacifica Halo Burgundy Vinca Seeds
The extra large flower size with overlapping petals and strong branching translate to better outdoor performance than most Vinca.
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Item #A-743 | 50 Seeds | Price: $1.95
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Pacifica Magenta Halo Vinca Seeds Pacifica Magenta Halo Vinca Seeds
Bright rosy magenta blooms with large white halo (larger than an eye).
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Pacifica Mix Vinca Seeds Pacifica Mix Vinca Seeds
A terrific performer in hot, dry conditions. A perfect fit for garden beds, landscapes and containers.
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Polka Dot Vinca Seeds Polka Dot Vinca Seeds
Very early flowering and vigorous plant. The color is white with small red eye.
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Tutti Frutti Mix Vinca Seeds Tutti Frutti Mix Vinca Seeds
This delightful bright mix shows off both solid and eyed red, coral, apricot and peach tones.
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Flower Garden - Tips on Growing Vinca From Seed

Germination:

  • Media
  • Use a well-drained, disease-free, soil less medium with a pH of 5.8 to 6.0 and a medium initial nutrient charge.

Sowing:

  • Cover the seed lightly with vermiculite. Allow 3 to 5 days for germination.

Stage 1 = Radicle

  • Germination takes 3 to 5 days.
  • Soil Temperature: 75 to 78F (24 to 25C)
  • Light: Not required
  • Moisture: Keep soil wet (level 4) during Stage 1.
  • Humidity: Maintain 95% relative humidity (RH) until the cotyledons emerge.

Stage 2 = Hypocotyl ( First Leaves)

  • Soil temperature: 70 to 72F (21 to 22C)
  • Light: Up to 2,500 f.c.
  • Moisture: Reduce soil moisture slightly (level 3 to 4) to allow the roots to penetrate into the media.
  • Fertilizer: Apply fertilizer at rate 1 (less than 100 ppm N/less than 0.7 mS/cm EC) from nitrate-form fertilizers with low phosphorous.

Stage 3 = Cotyledon ( True Leaves)

  • Soil temperature: 70 to 72F (21 to 22C)
  • Light: High light is required for Vinca, as they will stretch and become leggy.
  • Moisture: Allow media to dry further until the surface becomes light brown (level 2) before watering. Keep the moisture to wet-dry cycle (moisture level 4 to 2).
  • Fertilizer: Increase fertilizer to rate 2 (100 to 175 ppm N/0.7 to 1.2 mS/cm EC). Maintain medium pH of 5.8 to 6.0 and EC between 1.0 and 1.5 mS/cm.

Stage 4 = (Leaf expansion)

  • Soil temperature: 70 to 72F (21 to 22C)
  • Light: Higher Light is necessary to stop the plant from looking for light-or will stretch and if temperature can be controlled.
  • Moisture: Same as Stage 3
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  • Fertilizer: Same as Stage 3.
  • Growth Regulators: Not needed.

Growing On to Finish

    Temperature

  • Nights: 65 to 68F (18 to 20C)
  • Days: 75F (24C) or above
  • Light

  • As high as possible while maintaining optimal production temperatures.
  • Irrigation

  • Maintain even moisture. Avoid excessive media and foliage wetness as these conditions are favorable for disease incidence.

USDA Hardiness Zone -First Frost Date- Last Frost Date

  • Zone 1 -July 15th -June 15th
  • Zone 2 -August 15th- May 15th
  • Zone 3 -September 15th May 15th
  • Zone 4 -September 15th May 15th
  • Zone 5 -October 15th April 15th
  • Zone 6 -October 15th April 15th
  • Zone 7 -October 15th April 15th
  • Zone 8 -November 15th March 15th
  • Zone 9 -December 15th February 15th
  • Zone 10 -December 15th January 31st (sometimes earlier)
  • Zone 11 _No frost. No frost.

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