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Are vincas a perennial?

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Most vinca flowers are in the annual family except vinca minor, which is a perennial. The annual vinca flowers resemble impatiens both as a flower and the way the plant bushes. Vincas thrive in full sun and intense heat.

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Annual vincas have glossy green leaves and come in pink, lavender, red and white colors. The flowers can be planted in a container, border or a bed. This plant generally does not need deadheading. The perennial vinca, vinca minor, has small lavender-blue flowers the size of a nickel. It is used as a ground cover as it spreads by creeping across the ground and rooting at each node.

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