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Vinca, Periwinkle (or Madagascar periwinkle), and Myrtle.
Apocynaceae
Vinca minor


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Apocynaceae Family

Vinca Genus

Location

Periwinkle is native to North America, Europe, China and India.



General Information

It is a semi woody evergreen perennial, and is known by three names: Vinca, Periwinkle (or Madagascar periwinkle), and Myrtle.

The plant is easy to grow, and requires little or no attention. It does best in poor, well-drained soils. Flowering will suffer if soils are too fertile. Pinch back early in the season to encourage branching and a fuller plant. It does not need deadheading - the flowers drop off when they finish blooming. It needs full sun or partial shade. It should be watered moderately during the growing season, but it is relatively drought resistant once established. In fact, it is unusually drought resistant for an annual. Periwinkle does not tolerate over watering. The plant emanates from seeds. Fungus problems can occur in humid or wet weather.


· Periwinkle alkaloids are anti-mitotic and anti-microtubule agents.

· It is a genus of eight species of herbaceous perennial plants.



Periwinkle - Flower
Periwinkle - Flower - May 02, 2009



Periwinkle - Flower
Periwinkle - Flower - May 02, 2009



Periwinkle - Flower
Periwinkle - Flower - May 02, 2009



Periwinkle - Flower
Periwinkle - Flower - April 30, 2009

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