• Vinca minor (periwinkle) is a low-growing ground cover. (gardenguides.com)
  • Vinca minor ( Lesser Periwinkle ) is a plant native to central and southern Europe, from Portugal and France north to the Netherlands and the Baltic States, and east to the Caucasus, and also in southwestern Asia in Turkey. (wikibooks.org)
  • Vinca major , commonly called greater periwinkle, large periwinkle or blue buttons, is an evergreen, prostrate, mat-forming perennial with long trailing stems. (missouribotanicalgarden.org)
  • Creeping vinca (Vinca minor), also known as creeping myrtle and lesser periwinkle, is a herbaceous perennial often used as a ground cover. (sfgate.com)
  • Members of the periwinkle (Vinca spp. (sfgate.com)
  • Unfortunately for pet owners, many, if not all, periwinkles, including well-known species such as big periwinkle (Vinca major), running myrtle (Vinca rosea) and lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor), pose a threat to cats. (sfgate.com)
  • Vinca minor - Periwinkle or Creeping Myrtle - is a popular ground cover solution. (gogardennow.com)
  • Vinca minor , Creeping Myrtle, Periwinkle. (gogardennow.com)
  • I'm talking about the periwinkle - otherwise known as Vinca minor . (xtend-life.com)
  • Vinca Species, Common Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle, Flower-of-Death, Lesser Periwinkle (Vinca minor) by wannadanc Jun 24, 2001 12:00 PM â ¦ Made â ¦ RHS Plants for Pollinators plants. (primenewswire.com)
  • Lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor) is similar, but has smaller leaves (2-5 x 1-2 cm) and flowers are usually doubles that are half the size of those of Vâ ¦ See more ideas about periwinkle plant, periwinkle flowers, vinca. (primenewswire.com)
  • Vinca minor 'Illumination' (Lesser Periwinkle) is a prostrate evergreen perennial with a brightly variegated foliage and violet-blue flowers. (primenewswire.com)
  • Evergreen perennial lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor), also called creeping myrtle, according to the University of Vermont, is a ground cover for shady areas in USDA zones 4 through 9â ¦ This is the species more generally used in herbal medicine, as an astringent and tonic, in menorrhagia and in haemorrhages, also as a laxative, and gargle. (primenewswire.com)
  • This plant, introduced from central and southern â ¦ Lesser Periwinkle found in: Vinca minor, Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll', Vinca minor 'Bowles's Variety', Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea', Vinca. (primenewswire.com)
  • Other vernacular names used in cultivation include small periwinkle, common periwinkleâ ¦ Periwinkle (Lesser) Vinca minor. (primenewswire.com)
  • Vinca minor is commonly known in Europe as the lesser periwinkle, dwarf periwinkle or merely common periwinkle. (primenewswire.com)
  • Periwinkle Herb, or Vinca minor, is an evergreen groundcover that has shiny dark green leaves and brilliant periwinkle-blue â ¦ Vincas are good with spring bulbs, especially tulips, and the picture shows a Dutch garden with a blue periwinkle (V. major) used almost like a low hedge. (primenewswire.com)
  • Vinca minor (Periwinkle) is a popular flowering groundcover for zones 4-9. (primenewswire.com)
  • Lesser Periwinkle, Flower of Death, English Holly, Creeping Myrtle, Creeping Vinca, Common Periwink: Family: Apocynaceae: USDA hardiness: 4-9: Known Hazards: â ¦ Solitary, blue-violet, 5-petalled flowers (up to 4-5 cm in diameter) appear from Jan-Dec, but seed is not usually produced. (primenewswire.com)
  • Vinca minor, also known as Common Periwinkle, Periwinkle, and Myrtle, a plant species originally native to parts of central and southern Europe. (primenewswire.com)
  • Vinca Species, Common Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle, Flower-of-Death, Lesser Periwinkle (Vinca minor) by hensler Jun 6, 2002 11:16 AM Flowers and fresh â ¦ Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE), a Roman naturalist and philosopher, wrote that in his time it was widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. (primenewswire.com)
  • The popular periwinkle plant, which grows along the ground of many front yards, is the source of vinca alkaloids that are effective, for example, against malignant lymphomas. (eurekalert.org)
  • Members of the Vinca genus contain vinca alkaloids, which can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, depression and low blood pressure, according to the ASPCA. (sfgate.com)
  • In a new study, researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio discovered that exposure to vinca alkaloids and taxanes chemotherapy drugs was associated with an immediate pain response activated through the peripheral nerves that detect pain stimuli. (eurekalert.org)
  • This is the easiest and fastest way to prune vinca. (gardenguides.com)
  • A straggly appearance indicates that it's time to prune vinca minor and restore it to a bushy state. (sfgate.com)
  • Do I Cut Back Creeping Vinca? (sfgate.com)
  • Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 to 9, creeping vinca prefers full sun to partial shade and dry to medium soil. (sfgate.com)
  • Cutting back creeping vinca is advisable in certain situations. (sfgate.com)
  • Since creeping vinca grows so rapidly, it can quickly grow beyond the areas where you want it to remain. (sfgate.com)
  • Watch the progress of creeping vinca and trim it back when it threatens to spill over the confines you've chosen for it. (sfgate.com)
  • Thinning creeping vinca increases the vigor of the ground cover, encouraging it to grow back robustly. (sfgate.com)
  • Excessive mounding and uneven growth are other reasons to prune creeping vinca from time to time. (sfgate.com)
  • Prune creeping vinca in the winter or very early spring for the best results. (sfgate.com)
  • Plant vinca vine in either sunlight or shade. (gardenguides.com)
  • Vinca minor thrives in full sun to full shade in USDA climate zones 4 to 8. (gogardennow.com)
  • â ¦ Foliage Leaves are opposite, dark green, glossy, oval to â ¦ Rich green foliage carpets the â ¦ Groundcover questions re: vinca minor, Coral bells, Aubrieta-blue cascade seeds by Eliz656: Jun 12, 2020 11:40 PM: 1: Help ID this groundcover by nickelsnbills: Jun 6, â ¦ It loves shade or partial sun and grows well in most soils and works well for erosion control. (primenewswire.com)
  • The closely related species Vinca major is similar but larger in all parts, and with relatively broader leaves with a hairy margin. (wikibooks.org)
  • Spread 1 to 2 inches of mulch around the vinca plants. (gardenguides.com)
  • Vinca minor can be planted any time you have a shovel handy, even bare root plants. (gogardennow.com)
  • Vinca annual (Catharanthus roseus) prefers sunny, hot conditions, according to Colorado State University Extension, and blooms all summer. (gardenguides.com)
  • Although vinca will grow in poor soil, it's important that the soil drains well. (gardenguides.com)
  • To plant vinca in a container, use a pot with a drainage hole and plant the vinca in commercial potting soil. (gardenguides.com)
  • Keep the soil moist for a few weeks or until new vinca vines are established, which is indicated by new growth. (gardenguides.com)
  • Containerized vinca vines should be checked daily during hot weather, as soil in containers dries out quickly. (gardenguides.com)
  • Vincas prefer a slightly acidic soil pH of 6 to 6.5. (gardenguides.com)
  • Vinca has few pest and disease problems, and tolerates poor soil. (gogardennow.com)
  • Perform a hard prune of the vinca minor every three to four years. (gardenguides.com)
  • The vinca will respond to this hard prune by growing back with renewed energy and vigor. (gardenguides.com)
  • Perform a hard prune every two to three years to control growth, rejuvenate vinca minor and encourage its best performance. (sfgate.com)
  • To perform a hard prune on vinca minor, cut all growth back to 4 to 6 inches from the ground by hand or use a lawnmower with a newly sharpened blade set on the highest setting. (sfgate.com)
  • Vinca major is a perennial vine with glossy, green leaves and large, funnel shaped flowers sporadically throughout the summer. (gardenguides.com)
  • Vinca minor grows as a trailing vine or subshrub, spreading along the ground and rooting along the stems to form large clonal colonies and occasionally scrambling up to 40 cm high but never twining or climbing. (wikibooks.org)
  • If the vinca minor grows past the boundaries you desire, trim it back so it is within the boundaries again. (gardenguides.com)
  • Cora™ was the only Vinca to survive until frost in punishing garden trials in Dallas. (parkseed.com)
  • Stray vinca minor stems left on the lawn or in beds may take root and begin growing. (sfgate.com)
  • Fertilize vinca vines every month during spring and summer, using a general-purpose water-soluble or granular fertilizer. (gardenguides.com)
  • Vinca annual blooms from early spring to late summer, making it a good choice for container pots. (gardenguides.com)
  • Your vinca flowers may be wilting because of lack of water or the diseases Phytophthora blight or girdling cankers. (gardenguides.com)
  • Few diseases bother Vinca major with the exception of the fungi Phoma sp. (gardenguides.com)
  • In fact, most diseases that afflict vincas are caused, in part, by watering too much or by watering incorrectly. (gardenguides.com)
  • Proper watering practices prevent most outbreaks of vinca major disease. (gardenguides.com)
  • Annual vinca requires more frequent fertilizing than vinca minor and vinca major. (gardenguides.com)
  • Vinca minor and major require infrequent fertilizing, according to Clemson University Extension. (gardenguides.com)
  • Vincas, especially vinca minor and vinca major, require very little if any watering, except during drought conditions. (gardenguides.com)
  • If your cat consumes a very large amount of vinca, more severe symptoms such as tremors, seizures, coma, progressive paralysis and even death may occur. (sfgate.com)
  • Remove any leftover plant material from your cat's mouth, and contact your local vet or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 if your cat eats a vinca plant or shows any poisoning symptoms. (sfgate.com)
  • If any part of the plant is ingested, vinca poisoning causes abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, a drop in blood pressure, lethargy and/or tremors or seizures. (gardenguides.com)
  • Water vinca minor after cutting to restore lost moisture. (sfgate.com)
  • When watering vincas, water first thing in the morning and use drip irrigation if possible to keep the leaves dry, according to Clemson University. (gardenguides.com)
  • A far greater concern than fertilizing is proper watering for vincas. (gardenguides.com)
  • The main symptom of a pH problem in vincas is chlorosis, or yellowing of the leaves. (gardenguides.com)
  • Ethnomedically, the dried leaves, aerial parts, and in some cases the entire plant of Vinca , are used to enhance blood circulation, including that of the brain, enhance metabolism in the brain, and to treat cardiovascular disorders. (wikibooks.org)
  • Cut back any unhealthy growth you find growing among the vinca minor vines in late winter or early spring. (gardenguides.com)
  • Mow your vinca with a rotary mower set at its highest setting (around 4 inches). (gardenguides.com)
  • Spray the Vinca minor with a glyphosate-based herbicide, available from nurseries and garden stores. (gardenguides.com)