Soiree Kawaii® is a new variety of Catharanthus.  This plant is also known as Vinca or Periwinkle. This annual is a heat-loving plant that was breaded to retain its shape.  It is meant to be used in containers and landscapes. The plant provides beautiful continuous blooms spring through autumn. It has been breed to keep its color all summer long. It is available in coral, lavender, pink, light purple, red, and white.  These colorful flowers look great against the glossy green foliage. The plant will grow 6 to 10 inches tall and will spread 12 to 18 inches.  Soiree Kawaii is easy to care for and performs best in well-drained soil and in the sun or partial shade. The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours). The plant is heat and drought tolerant.  Be sure to look for this plant in garden centers next year.

Photos courtesy of Suntory Flowers.

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  • gslotnick@yahoo.com Sep 28

    Is this a perennial? Thanks!

    It is a groundcover rose shrub that is hardy for zones 4 - 11. It does come back every year and is winter hardy.

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