2003 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Vinca 'Jaio Dark Red'
National Winner
2003 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Vinca 'Jaio Dark Red'
National Winner

Vinca 'Jaio Dark Red'
2003 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner

A really red vinca with a small white center sets this summer flowering vinca apart from all others. The large 2-inch blooms can cover the basal branching plant throughout the growing season. The glossy green foliage is not attractive to insects or larger mammals such as deer. When grown in a full-sun garden location, 'Jaio Dark Red' plants can attain a mature plant height of 15 inches, spreading up to 20 inches. Extremely heat and drought tolerant, 'Jaio Dark Red' provides constant garden color with minimal care.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Vinca
Variety Name: 'Jaio Dark Red'
Genus: Catharanthus
Species: roseus
Year: 2003
Common Name: Vinca
Type: Flowers from Cuttings
Breeder: Dai-Ichi Seed/Murakami Seed Co., Ltd.
Close Market Comparison: 'Pacifica Red'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Compact, Upright
Plant Height: Short: Under 10"
Garden Spacing: 12-15 inches
Bloom Time: Summer, Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Red, White
Bloom Color Pattern: With eye
Bloom Size: 2 inches
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Drought, Heat
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: YES
Low Edging: YES
Medium Height Divider: YES

How to Grow

Keep the soil temperature high (over 77 degrees F). Cover the seeds with soil. Strong light and high temperature are desirable for germination. 70 days from sowing seed to first flower.

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