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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Vinca Vines, Invasive but beautiful

Vinca Vines are great ground covers but I warn you, once they are established, they are impossible to get rid of. The variegation is very consitent (unlike some variegated plants that will revert back to green). It blooms in the spring and fall and sometimes it will even bloom in the winter if you live in a mild climate or are having a mild winter with a long duration of few freezes. Mine usually blooms from early March to late May. I have had blooms in January.
They are evergreen for the most part here in 7b, but a heavy snow can make the leaves a little brown. They will grow back though with no problem as soon as spring comes and are hardy down to at least zone 6.

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