Catharanthus roseus

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Catharanthus roseus

[‚kath·ə‚ran·thəs ′rō·zē·əs]
(botany)
The Madagascar periwinkle plant from which the anticancer compounds vinblastine and vincristine are derived.
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'Candidatus Phytoplasma malaysianum', a novel taxon associated with virescence and phyllody of Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus).
Occurrence of Zachrysia provisoria snails and their feeding damage to Madagascar periwinkle plants in relation to pot and plant treatments with copper hydroxide fungicide, Sep 2016.
(To produce instant color for a special event, use 4-inch plants.) Try ageratum, bedding dahlias, globe amaranth, impatiens, lobelia, Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), marigold, petunia, phlox, portulaca, salvia, Sanvitalia, statice, sunflower, sweet alyssum, and zinnia.
Flowers: Cosmos, dahlia, Madagascar periwinkle, million bells, nicotiana, petunia, summer phlox, zinnia.
For sunny spots, choose from cosmos, garden verbena, globe amaranth, Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus), marigolds, portulaca, gentian sage, 'Victoria' mealycup sage, scarlet sage, sunflower, and zinnias.
When they start looking ragged, pull them out and replant beds and containers with heat-loving annuals such as gazania, globe amaranth, gloriosa daisy, Madagascar periwinkle, marigold, petunia, portulaca, sunflower, and zinnia.
Zones 7-9, 14-17: Set out sixpacks or 4-inch plants of ageratum, coreopsis, dahlia, gaillardia, globe amaranth, impatiens, lobelia, Madagascar periwinkle (vinca), marigold, nicotiana, penstemon, perennial statice, petunia, phlox, portulaca, salvia, sanvitalia, sunflower, sweet alyssum, torenia, verbena, and zinnia.