Periwinkle in the Fall

Vinca is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae, native to Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. The English name periwinkle is shared with the related genus Catharanthus.

September in central Florida is still bright, sunny, and hot. The high temperatures are lower than August, and the low temperatures are in the 70’s (F) instead of August’s 80’s.

This particular day was a bright, sunny day with blue skies. The air was hot. Let’s look at the vinca or periwinkle.

My periwinkle comes in two colors, purple and white.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

20 thoughts to “Periwinkle in the Fall”

  1. Yours are Gorgeous, we have periwinkle here as a ground cover, but it only blossoms in spring. We’ve lost so many perennials this year and last, but the periwinkle is lush green as a ground cover.

    1. It doesn’t really die back here. I end up pulling it up when it gets too big or looks bad. It re-seeds and new little ones appear. I love it as my neighbor gave me several babies in purple years ago and the white just appeared one year.

  2. I’ve only grown (New York State) the annual periwinkle once. I know from visiting South Carolina once in August that it tolerates heat quite well (I saw lots of it there) and interesting that yours reseeds and you never have to replant it. Alana ramblinwitham

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