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Greenhouse Production of Annual Vinca
J. Raymond Kessler
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Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 10/10/2002

Annual vinca (Catharanthus roseus), also known as Madagascar periwinkle, is one of the best bedding plants for dry, warm locations in full sun or part shade—where few other annuals will survive. Yet vinca is considered a difficult crop for greenhouse production because it is sensitive to overwatering, excessive fertilizer, cool growing conditions, and low light intensity. This concise four-page publication can help greenhouse growers get the best results, with guidelines on everything from plug purchasing and production to fertilization, scheduling, and common diseases, pests, and physiological problems. Includes table of the best-performing vinca cultivars.