The Difference Between Vinca Major And Vinca Minor Flowering Plants
Vinca major and Vinca minor, the popular ornamental flowering plants, are known for their dense glossy evergreen foliage and delicate purple-blue flowers. There are several difference between these two flowering plants. Here are some information about it. Vinca major, the leaves of V. major are almost circular at the base and lanceolate at the apex. They are broader, somewhat heart-shaped. They can be 3-9 cm long and 2-6 cm broad. These glossy dark green leaves have a leathery texture. An entire and distinctly ciliate margin, and a hairy 1-2 cm long petiole is a characteristic feature of this plant. Meanwhile, vinca minor, the glossy dark green leaves of V. minor are 2-4.5 cm long and 1-2.5 cm broad. They come with a leathery texture and an entire margin. They are relatively smaller, elongated, or lance-shaped.
When it comes to bloom time, flowers usually continue to bloom intermittently throughout the summer into autumn, in case of V. major. The bloom time may vary according to the location. In V. minor, flowers bloom for one month in spring (April/May). They bloom from early spring to mid summer. They also bloom sporadically from June to September, throughout summer into fall. The bloom time depends on the location. Watering these flowering plants, regular watering is essential during the growing season. Then water can be supplied occasionally. During the first growing season, they need regular supply of water. Thereafter, occasional watering is required.