|Vinca major subsp. var.||Periwinkle|
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Sterile sts. reclining; flowering sts. rather erect: lvs. subcordate-ovate, rather obtuse, ciliate. shining, 2-3 x 1-2 in.: fls. blue; calyx-lobes narrowly linear, ciliate; corolla-lobes obovate, very obtuse. Eu.—This species is larger throughout than V. minor. It is much used, especially the variegated forms, for veranda - boxes and hanging-baskets. Var. elegantissima, Hort., is a showy form with the lvs. margined and blotched with yellowish white. Common form among the florists and easily prop, by cuttings.CH
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Easy to propagate from cuttings.
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- Vinca major subsp. major. Leaf petioles finely hairy, hairs short. Southern Europe.
- Vinca major subsp. hirsuta (Boiss.) Stearn (syn. V. pubescens d'Urv.). Leaf petioles densely hairy, hairs longer. Caucasus, northeastern Turkey.
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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