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Vinca catharanthus roseus 'Pacifica Polka Dot Xp'

madagascar periwinkle

Pacifica Polka Dot Xp produces large 2”white blooms with red eyes. Plants are both heat and drought tolerant, making them ideal for everything from borders, edges, containers, and rock gardens to mass plantings. The Pacifica series is uniform, floriferous and exhibits superior stress tolerance. 

Height: 10-14 Inches

Spread: 6-8 Inches

USDA Zone: Zones 10-11

Color: Bi-Color, Red, White

Interesting Notes:

The Pacifica Series is the largest, earliest and most vigorous O.P. vincas on the market.

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Plant your Pacifica Vinca in a full sun location with well draining soil for best results. Be careful not to overwater to help limit your plants chances of obtaining certain diseases. Water only when soil feels dry to the touch. Flowers do not require dead heading. Utilize a granular, slow-release fertilizer on install and then follow up with a well balanced, complete liquid feed once or twice per month. 

Characteristics & Attributes:

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Butterflies


  • Drought Tolerant
  • No Deadheading
  • Heat Tolerant

Design Use:

  • Rock Garden
  • Woodland Edge
  • Filler
  • Mass Planting
  • Versatile
  • Ground Cover
  • Edging
  • Tropical
  • Container
  • Window Boxes
  • Border


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Upright Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained
  • Average
  • Dry