The April Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!: Periwinkle. and Vincas

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The April Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

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April 6, 2018

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Caribbeanflower
Apr 27, 2018 11:13 AM CST
Hello everyone! I just joined, and already have a question:
What are the differences between Periwinkle and Vincas?
Can they be pruned?
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plantmanager
Apr 27, 2018 11:15 AM CST
Welcome! Please post your question here:
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joannakat
Apr 27, 2018 11:17 AM CST
Welcome!
Caribbeanflower said:Hello everyone! I just joined, and already have a question:
What are the differences between Periwinkle and Vincas?
Can they be pruned?


Welcome! @Caribbeanflower!

You've actually posted this in the thread for the NARR which is a very special thing, but not really the best place for this question. Try the Ask a Question forum for better exposure, and you'll probably get several replies. https://garden.org/apps/ask/

And keep an eye out for the next NARR! It's lots of fun.
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plantladylin
Apr 27, 2018 11:31 AM CST
Hi Caribbeanflower, Welcome! from me too.

"Periwinkle" is a common name for both Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major) as well as Periwinkle (Vinca minor) AND the non related Vinca (Catharanthus roseus)

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Bonehead
Apr 27, 2018 11:37 AM CST
Both are evergreen ground covers. V. major is about 2' tall and V. minor is pretty much ground-hugging. Their flowers and foliage are the same, except one is larger than the other. Both can be invasive in certain regions, so you will want to check that out for your location. Warm welcome from the Pacific NW.
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wildflowers
Apr 27, 2018 11:52 AM CST
Welcome! Hi and welcome aboard, Caribbeanflower!
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