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Catharanthus roseus

Madagascar Periwinkle


Available in variety of colors, easy to grow these i think cause we have plenty of these in our garden.

2 Species ID Suggestions

SushilBarai 10 years ago
Madagaskar Periwinkle
Vinca rosea|
C.Sydes 10 years ago
Madagascar periwinkle
Catharanthus roseus 'Albus'

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adithyabhat 10 years ago

Thanks C.Sydes for the info!

C.Sydes 10 years ago

My local gardening book mentions that these plants have medicinal properties but are poisonous to livestock

C.Sydes 10 years ago

Vinca spp are also periwinkles - trailing evergreen sub-shrubs originating in Europe and the Near East. The Madagascar Periwinkle is a native from African and Asian tropical areas widely planted and often spreading as a weed and belongs to the genus Catharanthus. The white one is variety 'Albus'. In my area (Botswana) the pink variety is by far the commonest. We also get some which have completely white flowers with no pink at the centre
[thinking about it further perhaps the pure white one is Albus and the pink centred one like your spot is an intermediate variety]

adithyabhat 10 years ago

@OnengDyah Ya rite.. Have seen the pink one..

OnengDyah 10 years ago

In indonesia this flower have common name ' bunga tapak dara ' ( tapak dara flower ) It has 2 colour. pink and white.

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