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guido1953
Feb 17, 2018 12:09 PM CST
Hi
i planted these flowers under our maple tree in our front yard last year because it was getting progressively harder to get grass to grow there. when i bought these flowers i was of the understanding that these flowers were perrenials and would therefore not require replanting. at the end of season i didn t do anything to them and they now look like short brown sticks. my questions are 1) are they perrenials and 2) was i supposed to do anything last fall after all the flowers were gone, thanks for your help, mario
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sallyg
Feb 17, 2018 12:20 PM CST
Hi some trailing Vinca are perennial but many upright Vinca are annual.
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sallyg
Feb 17, 2018 12:24 PM CST
Yeah, just googled it and found seeds. Annual for your zone where winter freezes.. Technically genus Catharanthus but called Vinca. Description at Park Seed doesn't say that I could find.
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DaisyI
Feb 17, 2018 6:19 PM CST
Pacifica Polka Dot Vinca is a tender perennial - it won't survive a New Jersey winter. Sorry!
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Feb 17, 2018 6:32 PM CST
Right. The common distinctions 'annual' and 'perennial' don't exactly fit all the time. I guess they are leftover from a narrow view that all gardens freeze in winter. Sticking tongue out

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