Vinca major

Vinca major

  • Vinca major
  • Vinca major
  • Vinca major
  • Vinca major
  • Flower name
    Vinca major
  • Scientific name
    Vinca major
  • Aliasツルギキョウ, ビンカ・マジョール, グレーター・ペリウィンクル, Bigleaf periwinkle, Periwinkle Vinca major, 蔓日々草, Greater Periwinkle, Vinca major, 蔓桔梗, ビンカ・マジョール, ビンカマジョール
  • Place of originSouthern Europe and North Africa (Mediterranean)
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonJanuary, April, May, June, July, December
  • Language of flowersChildhood friend

What is Vinca major

Vinca major (scientific name: Vinca major) is Southern Europe to North Africa native. It is an evergreen semi shrub which is heat resistant and cold toughening cranial nature of the family Apocynaceae. The stem is initially upright, however it gradually stretches out to extend sideways. From spring to early summer, rather than year round, pale blue ~ purple or white flowers continue to bloom. The flower is cylindrical and the tip is split into five, so it looks like five valve flowers. There is a pentagonal groove in the center of the flower. The flowers bloom in 1 or 2 days, another flower blooms from one to the next. It is mainly used as a foliage plant. The leaves have shiny, egg-shaped, beautiful and variegated varieties. The genus name "Vinca" means "vincire" in Latin, "major" in species name means "bigger". Flower language is "childhood friend". Will it be derived that flowers blooming densely and blooming are linked to memories that they have handed around and played around as a child? It is used for the ground cover of flower beds, planters, hanging pots, etc. It is toxic, although it is toxic, although it is toxic to all herbs. The genus name is only Vinca-Major, and compared with the same Vinca minor , it has large flowers and leaves, strong in heat, and fertile. The flower diameter of Major is 4 to 5 cm and there are hair on the calyx and the leaf edge. The diameter of the flower of the three-nor is 2 to 2.5 cm, and there is no hair on the calyx and the leaf edge.


  • Order
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Apocynaceae
  • Genus
    Vinca
  • Species
    V. major
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeVines of Evergreen subshrub
  • Flower colorsBlue Purple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower4.0 ~ 5.0 cm

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