periwinkle

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Related to Vinca major: Vinca rosea, Vinca minor

per·i·win·kle

(per'i-wing'kĕl),
Cathoranthus roseus formerly classified as Vinca rosea, Lochnera rosea, or Ammocallis rosea.
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PERIWINKLE VINCA MAJOR AND VINCA MINOR PERIWINKLEs ground cover trailing shrubs which provide eyecatching winter foliage and early flower in shades of blue and white.
Plants that don't need support and provide low-maintenance tapestries of ground cover include, Nepeta Walkers Low, Perennial Geranium Phaeum, Vinca Major Elegantissima and Hypericum Magical Universe, to name a few.
Another favourite is periwinkle, also known as Vinca major, which has large leaves.
GENERAL: Cotoneaster 'Autumn Fire' is semi-evergreen with willow-like leaves, white flowers and red berries; Vinca major (greater periwinkle), 9in high, blue flowers; Hypericum (Rose of Sharon), 15in, yellow flowers; Hedera 'Sulphur Heart', leaves splashed yellow; Waldsteinia ternate, carpeting, dark, glossy leaves, yellow flowers.
5 The plant, Vinca major, shares its common name with a marine snail, what are they called?
The greater periwinkle, Vinca major, is the most vigorous, rapidly making a plant up to 15in tall and18in across.