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Vinca major     
Vinca   
Apocynaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.

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blue flower
Vinca major flower
Form: trailing groundcover
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 12in high, spreads readily
Leaves: simple, opposite, 2in long, oval, glossy; usually bright green, variegated varieties available
Flowers: purple, usually five petaled, single, bloom in spring
Fruit: not significant
Stems/Trunks: green, semi-erect stems
Range/Origin: Europe
Hardiness: to 0°F


LANDSCAPE VALUE:

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:
Vinca
understory planting of Vinca major
Vinca with variegated leaves
variegated variety


NOTES:

aka Periwinkle

widely used in landscapes throughout US

can spread aggressively, overtaking smaller plants

Vinca minor similar, with smaller leaf



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