A Patriotic Mix of the Brightest Colors Yet!
Includes the 2012 All-America Selections Flower winner!
Variety: ‘Jams ‘N Jellies American Pie Mix’
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 20 seeds
Bloom Start To End: Early Summer – Late Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 20
Plant Height: 10 in – 14 in
Plant Width: 10 in – 12 in
Bloom Size: 2 in
Additional Characteristics: Award Winner,?Bloom First Year,?Easy Care Plants,?Flower,?Free Bloomer,?Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color: Dark Purple,?Multi-Color,?Red,?White
Light Requirements: Full Sun,?Part Shade
Moisture Requirements: Dry,?Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Drought Tolerant,?Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
Show your true colors with this ultra-patriotic mix of dark blue, bright red, and clear white Vinca! Just in time for the 4th of July, it will still be blooming for Labor Day and possibly even Halloween!
Jams ‘N Jellies American Pie Mix includes the 2012 All-America Selection Flower winner Blackberry, an exceptionally vigorous deep purple Vinca. The dark hues stand out brilliantly against the red and white of the other colors in this mix. All 3 colors are about 2 inches wide, with tiny white eyes and great staying power. Expect them to begin in early summer and continue until frost!
The foliage is handsome as well. Bright green, lush, and glossy, it offers the perfect backdrop for these patriotic hues. And because Jams ‘N Jellies is quite tolerant of heat and drought, both the flowers and the foliage remain fresh and vibrant even during the dog days of August.
These plants are compact but well-branched and bushy, reaching 10 to 14 inches high and 10 to 12 inches wide. An annual, Jams ‘N Jellies American Pie Mix is ideal for sunny to partly shaded (in warmer climates) beds as well as containers. Very low-maintenance and easy to care for, it blooms in waves for many months.
Starting the seed is easy: begin about 11 weeks before the last scheduled frost in your area. Pop the seeds into the Bio Dome with the dome kept on (humidity should be as high as possible). They will germinate super-quick — 3 to 5 days is standard when they’re kept at a temperature of 75 to 78 degrees F. Then grow them on with the dome removed at anywhere from 65 to 75 degrees. By the time they’re about 5 weeks old, they’ll need to be potted up. Keep them indoors under grow lights or in a sunny window for an additional 5 to 6 weeks, then transplant after all danger of frost is past. Your Independence Day garden has never had it so good! Pkt is 20 seeds.