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Periwinkle

Vinca minor
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: 
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Location at Monticello: 
Various Locations
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Blooming History: 
2002 Feb 14 to 2002 Apr 152003 Mar 22 to 2003 Apr 232005 Mar 8 to 2005 May 112006 Mar 24 to 2006 May 52007 Mar 13 to 2007 Apr 302008 Feb 11 to 2008 May 22009 Mar 9 to 2009 May 112010 Mar 14 to 2010 May 102012 Feb 7 to 2012 Apr 92013 Mar 20 to 2013 May 152014 Mar 28 to 2014 May 162015 Mar 22 to 2015 May 8
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