What is the name of this plant?

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The image was from a China tour website, although it doesn't seem to be on that page anymore. I am not sure if it is also popular in America.


It appears to be Madagascar Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus). It is an annual (tender perennial actually) commonly grown in parts of the United States where the summers are hot.

  • I agree with Eric and note that it is much less resistant to cold temperatures than many annuals like impatiens or petunias
    – kevinskio
    Sep 26 '11 at 0:12

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