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botanical name:
Vinca major
Vinca major © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Greater Periwinkle
family:  Apocynaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Rounded leathery leaves, much larger than Vinca minor. Long stems arch over and will root where they touch the ground. Can be invasive. Violet-blue flowers are sparsely produced over a long period.

cultivation:
Will grow in most soils and situations. Flowers best in sun. May become invasive. Can be cut back hard in early spring.

propagation:
By division or semi-ripe cuttings.

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