Periwinkle

Vinca minor

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Jefferson listed "Periwinkle" among "Hardy perennial flowers" for planting in a note dated September 30, 1771, and again as "Perywinkle" in 1794 among a list of "Objects for the garden this year." A native of Europe and Western Asia, Periwinkle is a hardy trailing plant ideally suited for ground cover in shady areas. Its small, five-petaled flowers are typically shaded purple or blue, but sometime show in white.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Purple Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9 Location at Monticello: Various Locations Planting Conditions: Full Sun to Part Shade Map it: 38.009886,-78.452003

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Blooming Dates 2002: Feb 14 – Apr 152003: Mar 22 – Apr 232005: Mar 8 – May 112006: Mar 24 – May 52007: Mar 13 – Apr 302008: Feb 11 – May 22009: Mar 9 – May 112010: Mar 14 – May 102012: Feb 7 – Apr 92013: Mar 20 – May 152014: Mar 28 – May 16