Fire the flames of passion this February with a blaze of pinks and red from this month’s most flamboyant bedding plant, vinca. With its shiny green leaves and generous flowers in shades of red, coral, apricot, and peach and splashes of white, this annual is sure to liven up any garden. Use vinca as a border, to weave colour through a bed, or to put on a show in container gardens. It has beautiful leaves too and when not in bloom, offers a neat, green edge to beds and paths.
Bright flowers and glossy leaves make vinca indispensable for season-long interest in your garden. Add practically no maintenance to these colourful, drought tolerant plants and you have a winning combination. Native to Madagascar, vinca acts as a splendid annual in all regions of SA.
Information Supplied by the Bedding Plant Growers Association. For more go to www.lifeisagarden.co.za