Periwinkles - it's time for them to show off.
March 30, 2016 11:48pm CST
Periwinkles also known as vinca rosea is a perennial plant although there are certain times in the year where they flower more. It propagates on its own filling the garden all over. This it does, this time of year. They come in beautiful shades. I do have some but sometimes they disappear. I am on the lookout for colours that have disappeared and add a few more. There is a dark purple too and a deep red. Buying seeds online is expensive and there is no guarantee they will germinate. I just had a bad experience. The only thing now left is to beg, borrow, steal Do you have any of those exotic shades in your garden?
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31 Mar 16
Yes I grew some of the white ones with the red centers (Madagascar Periwinkle) from volunteer seeds and they are prolific with bloom. I do not like them next to food plants in the Aerogarden, though, because of the idea we have here about the roots being toxic. But then I read that in some parts of the world they eat the same plant medicinally with great benefit. At least they are pretty!
31 Mar 16
This plant has great medicinal value specially in treatment of cancer.