vin·​ca | \ ˈviŋ-kə How to pronounce vinca (audio) \

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Examples of vinca in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deer do not eat vinca, but the butterflies use its nectar. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: Deer-proof plant suggestions for your San Antonio garden," 7 May 2020 In the sun zinnias, cosmos, vinca, moss roses and purslane work well. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: Your guide to tough, drought-tolerant roses that thrive in San Antonio gardens in summer heat," 23 Apr. 2020 The summer annuals have a varying degree of drought tolerance, with vinca being most tolerant. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: It’s almost time to fertilize your lawn, and here’s how," 9 Apr. 2020 Cora vinca is both deer proof and aerial phytophera resistant. Calvin Finch,, "How to control weeds in your summer lawn and garden," 28 June 2019 In addition to zinnias, use moss roses, purslane, celosia and vinca in the full sun. Calvin Finch,, "How to control weeds in your summer lawn and garden," 28 June 2019 In the sun use zinnias, cosmos, vinca, moss rose and purslane. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "What to plant now for serious garden color," 30 Mar. 2018 Leafrollers are tying leaves of redbuds, sweetgums, vinca groundcover, pyracanthas, cotoneasters and other plants together. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "The tough half of the gardening marathon is ahead. Here's how to finish strong," 6 July 2018 Unfortunately, some very common ground covers, such as English ivy, vinca, yellow archangel, creeping Jenny and bishop’s weed, are aggressive spreaders and can be hard to control. Beth Botts,, "If your garden grass is patchy, consider a ground cover instead," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of vinca

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vinca

New Latin, short for Latin vincapervinca periwinkle

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The first known use of vinca was in 1868

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“Vinca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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