4.8 out of 5 (19 experiences)
About Bright Eyes
Madagascar periwinkle is an evergreen, erect-to-spreading perennial that grows to 4 feet tall. It blooms all summer from July through September, only stopping at frost. It is resistant to deer and rabbits. It can be used as a ground cover in beds and for bedding and borders in drought tolerant gardens, butterfly gardens and recreational play areas.
Also known as
Cape periwinkle, Graveyard plant, Madagascar periwinkle, Old maid, Pink periwinkle and Rose periwinkle
How to care for Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Bright Eyes love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Bright Eyes does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bright Eyes after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This plant is a very pretty plant with colors from white to pink to magenta, but one thing to know about this plant is that the flowers can be poisonous in different amounts. This plant can also automatically pop off its flowers for a new bloom. This plant is also grows fast. Once it starts growing pods for the seeds there is a chance for a new plant.