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Questions About Vinca Vine

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 23, 2011

Q. Flowering Vinca

My flowering vinca annuals are not doing well. They are planted in full sun but the leaves are turning yellow. I water every other day. There are small (chipmunk size) holes in the soil next to many of the plants. Help!

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 16, 2014

Q. Vinca

Can you save a frost bitten vinca and, if so, how? Also, how about a frost bitten honeysuckle?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 16, 2014
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Asked by
Toady on
March 16, 2015

Q. How to care for vinca

In the Las Vegas area – when do I plant vinca outside?

Answered by
shelley on
March 16, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Vinca minor (periwinkle) is planted in the spring after all dangers of frost.

For more information on growing vinca minor, please visit the following link:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/periwinkle/growing-periwinkle.htm

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Asked by
jkilgore315 on
March 23, 2015

Q. herbicide ithat will not kill periwinkle

What herbicide is available that will not kill periwinkle? I want to establish periwinkle as a ground cover but weeds and grasses overwhelm the periwinkle.

Answered by
shelley on
March 23, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

You pretty much have two choices which are to pull the weeds by hand or carefully paint, with a small artist paintbrush, the foliage of the weeds with a herbicide such as glyphosate, being careful not to touch the periwinkle. You should also put a few inches of mulch around your periwinkle to suppress unwanted weeds.

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Asked by
april8484 on
April 18, 2015

Q. control soil erosion and weeds on a steep hillside

How do I control soil erosion and weeds on a steep hillside? I am getting all the brush removed. I plan on planting vinca minor but want to help with soil erosion in meantime and prevent unwanted weeds until the vinca minor grows in.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 20, 2015
Certified Expert
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I have listed 2 links for you that will help you make a decision on the best product to use.
Good luck with your project.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/using-netting-for-lawns.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/slope-hill/hill-ground-cover.htm

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Asked by
janegirlgardener on
May 22, 2016

Q. Vinca

I planted some Vinca plants…Some are doing great, others not so good. The ones not doing so good look wilted like they are not getting enough water, but I am giving them all the same amount. I have fertilized with Miracle Grow twice since I have planted them but don’t understand why some are doing great and some are dying. Can you give me some advice?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 23, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Make sure that the plants are adequately watered by checking the soil. New planting should be maintained in moist soil until the roots become established.
Over watering could also be an issue, the wilting could be due to too much moisture and if the soil is not draining can lead to root rot.

I would avoid fertilizing the plants until you see active growth on the plants.
Excess fertilizer could harm the plants, excess nitrogen will also cause lack of flowering.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/annual-vinca/madagascar-periwinkle-care.htm

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Asked by
Shahin on
June 9, 2016

Q. An unknown plant to me

I bought this plant last week. But I don’t its name and how to take care of it. Please suggest to me identification. Thanking you.

Shahin.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 10, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

This closely resembles a Variegated Vinca Vine.

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