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GeneralitŠ°

It was Jean's favorite flower

Jacques Rosseau. It spontaneously grows almost all over Europe. Among the Celts, the periwinkle was particularly dear to sorcerers,

who used it to make potions and infusions. In some countries, its flowers were scattered in front of the spouses as a auspicious gesture; in other regions, its branches were crossed

to obtain a crown to be placed on the tombs.

The symbolic value of the periwinkle it is related to memory; give one periwinkle expresses the desire to leave and keep a sweet memory.


Periwinkle

The periwinkle is a very common ground cover plant in its spontaneous state, especially in hilly or wooded areas, near the woods. It spreads very easily managing to create beautiful rugs with its evergreen leaves; in spring, then countless lilac-blue colors open, giving beauty even to shady areas. They originate in all of Europe, Central Asia and northern Africa.

In the garden it is an excellent soil cover, luxuriant and decorative, although it requires frequent checks, given the marked invasiveness. You can try to grow it in pots, accompanying it with other essences (especially shrubs, because the herbaceous plants would be suffocated) and making the most of its bearing in balconies or hanging baskets.

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