[Arid_gardener] Vinca Rosea (Madagascar Periwinkle) Pruning

Ursula Miller umiller@azdps.com
Sun, 14 Jan 2001 16:20:49 -0700


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I have Vinca Rosea flowers all over the place and just love them.  They
flower so nicely, are green almost all the year and the rabbits don't touch
them.  But I'm wondering about pruning.  Right now they're not flowering.
They look like they're just hanging in there - green but not flowering and
kind of droopy looking.  (This is not lack-of-water droopy - just kind of
"hanging in there through the winter" droopy.)  Should I cut them all back
now?  Or should I just leave them alone?  Last year I just left them alone
and they looked good again when the weather warmed.  But I wonder if pruning
them back would be better.  I can't find reference to pruning them in any of
my books.

Would appreciate any help on this.  Thanks.

Ursula Miller


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