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

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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 Zinnias and cosmos are not favorites of the deer, but vinca is one of the few plants that can be labeled deerproof. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "What to plant now for serious garden color," 30 Mar. 2018 Sometimes subsurface testing is needed to confirm a burial’s location, but the presence of vegetation common to cemeteries, such as vinca and yucca, also can provide a hint. Adam Zielonka, Washington Post, "Unmarked graves pervade Anne Arundel, Prince George’s counties," 31 July 2017 White vinca and blue plumbago are personal favorites. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "Sprucing Up Your Garden for Summer, the Tropical Way," 2 July 2017 Her garden blooms with hydrangeas, hostas, vinca and magnolias, while sweet potato vine is featured on her storage shed. Lori Johnston, ajc, "Whimsical, global allure in historic West End Victorian," 14 June 2017

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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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