What is Catharanthus roseus
Catharanthus roseus, Madagascar Periwinkle, periwinkle or rosy periwinkle (scientific name: Catharanthus roseus) is an annual herbaceous plant in the family Oleander native to Madagascar. It is a short, low-growing plant found in family gardens and flowerbeds from summer to autumn. The leaves are oval with distinct white veins longitudinally in the center. It produces a series of round, five-petaled flowers. As it is a member of the oleander family, all plants are poisonous.
Common name: Catharanthus roseus, scientific name: Catharanthus roseus, also known as sunflower, Madagascar Periwinkle, Periwinkle, rosy periwinkle, Place of origin: Madagascar, Type of life: annuals, height: 30-50 cm, Leaf shape: oblong, leaf color: green. Leaf margin: full margin, leaf inflorescence: crossed-paired, radial homologous flowers, Flower shape: tubular, high cup shape with 5 deep lobes at the tip, diameter 4-5 cm
Flowering season: July to October, Flower colors: white, peach, red, reddish purple and purple, Number of petals: 5, diameter: 3-4 cm, fruit type: capped, fruit type: berry, Use: Garden and potted plants.