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Postby trishbob40 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:40 pm

hi all....
i am looking for seeds for vinca , i think thats what they are called....
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Re: vinca seeds

Postby Phil Hansen » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:37 pm

The only Vinca I know is Vinca minor, perriwinkle, that is quite wild in a garden. It can be pretty hard to get rid of if you put in the wrong place, some would call it a weedy tendency. I've never seen it seed, after quite pretty mauve flowers, it roots along it's runners, in shady spots, wet or dry. It is a good fire suppressant. :-?
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Re: vinca seeds

Postby guzzigirl » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:51 am

It is Vinca major that is the weed. make sure this is not what you get. It is a pain and I know as I haven't yet got rid of my infestation!

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Re: vinca seeds

Postby bulborum » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:00 pm

Better to buy a good selection you like
but they make seeds
the seed caps are like small elephant teeth
I you have a big garden
the good part from Vinca minor you have a lot less weeds
once established

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Re: vinca seeds

Postby bulborum » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:02 pm

And two more
and the not in the first posted seed pots
By the way if you find them boring in a large surface
Why not planting some Colchicum autumnale,
Allium and some lily's under it
there are a lot of possibilities for such an area

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