Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

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Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by Susan Roge » Mon, 19 Oct 1998 04:00:00



My perriwinkles love lots of sun and not a whole bunch of water.  Maybe you
are giving too much water and not enough sun!!  Good luck, Susie
 
 
 

Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by ¤è?i » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Hi all,

I'm a novice in gardening.

Anyone got any idea why my periwinkle only lives 14 days after sowing??
The plant seems to dried up every death... I do water them everyday and
they receive morning sunlight at least 1 hours everyday.

Have managed to sow Sunflower and Portulaca, finally got one sunflower
living and portulaca having the same fate with the periwinkle.

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Thanks and best regards,
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Singapore s[?Y


Homepage: http://www.singnet.com.sg/~h3684984/index.htm o?-?
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Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by Les » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


CSHong,
        Both periwinkle and moss roses are partial to warm and somewhat dry
growing conditions. My guess would be with only one hour of sunlight
that the plants are not able to use the water available before more is
added. If this were true, it is likely the roots or stem would rot.
Keep trying.

                Les
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: Hi all,
:
: I'm a novice in gardening.
:
: Anyone got any idea why my periwinkle only lives 14 days after
sowing??
: The plant seems to dried up every death... I do water them everyday
and
: they receive morning sunlight at least 1 hours everyday.
:
: Have managed to sow Sunflower and Portulaca, finally got one
sunflower
: living and portulaca having the same fate with the periwinkle.
:
: --
: Thanks and best regards,
: CSHong ?i?

 
 
 

Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by George Bake » Wed, 21 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Had great luck with my portulaca this year.  They were beautiful.

I never watered them and they got full sun all day long.

GB

 
 
 

Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by Elsi » Wed, 21 Oct 1998 04:00:00


They don't like where they live, so they don't. Both periwinkle and
portulaca like full, hot sun, and like to be on the dry side.


Quote:

> Hi all,

> I'm a novice in gardening.

> Anyone got any idea why my periwinkle only lives 14 days after sowing??
> The plant seems to dried up every death... I do water them everyday and
> they receive morning sunlight at least 1 hours everyday.

> Have managed to sow Sunflower and Portulaca, finally got one sunflower
> living and portulaca having the same fate with the periwinkle.

> --
> Thanks and best regards,
> CSHong ?i?
> Singapore s[?Y


> Homepage: http://www.singnet.com.sg/~h3684984/index.htm o?-?
> Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Flats/2230/index.html o?-?

--
Elsie, Zone 8b, Texas

A house without a cat is like a Garden without flowers.

 
 
 

Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by Joe Conkli » Thu, 22 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Bad advice...periwinkle thrive in almost any soil type and in shade or
sun.
Quote:

> They don't like where they live, so they don't. Both periwinkle and
> portulaca like full, hot sun, and like to be on the dry side.


> > Hi all,

> > I'm a novice in gardening.

> > Anyone got any idea why my periwinkle only lives 14 days after sowing??
> > The plant seems to dried up every death... I do water them everyday and
> > they receive morning sunlight at least 1 hours everyday.

> > Have managed to sow Sunflower and Portulaca, finally got one sunflower
> > living and portulaca having the same fate with the periwinkle.

> > --
> > Thanks and best regards,
> > CSHong ?i?
> > Singapore s[?Y


> > Homepage: http://www.singnet.com.sg/~h3684984/index.htm o?-?
> > Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Flats/2230/index.html o?-?

> --
> Elsie, Zone 8b, Texas

> A house without a cat is like a garden without flowers.

 
 
 

Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by Elsi » Thu, 22 Oct 1998 04:00:00


News to me! The biggest problem we see with periwinkle is that people
(1) plant them too early, before it is truly warm enough, (2) plant them
in areas of shade (they are not impatiens), and/or (3) keep them too
wet. They are very prone to diseases which decimate them under these
circumstances! Note that these get 1 hour of sun and are watered daily!
No Way, Jose!!!

Quote:

> Bad advice...periwinkle thrive in almost any soil type and in shade or
> sun.


> > They don't like where they live, so they don't. Both periwinkle and
> > portulaca like full, hot sun, and like to be on the dry side.


> > > Hi all,

> > > I'm a novice in gardening.

> > > Anyone got any idea why my periwinkle only lives 14 days after sowing??
> > > The plant seems to dried up every death... I do water them everyday and
> > > they receive morning sunlight at least 1 hours everyday.

> > > Have managed to sow Sunflower and Portulaca, finally got one sunflower
> > > living and portulaca having the same fate with the periwinkle.

> > > --
> > > Thanks and best regards,
> > > CSHong ?i?
> > > Singapore s[?Y


> > > Homepage: http://www.singnet.com.sg/~h3684984/index.htm o?-?
> > > Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Flats/2230/index.html o?-?

> > --
> > Elsie, Zone 8b, Texas

> > A house without a cat is like a garden without flowers.

--
Elsie, Zone 8b, Texas

A house without a cat is like a garden without flowers.

 
 
 

Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by JFR » Thu, 22 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> Hi all,

> I'm a novice in gardening.

> Anyone got any idea why my periwinkle only lives 14 days after sowing??
> The plant seems to dried up every death... I do water them everyday and
> they receive morning sunlight at least 1 hours everyday.

> Have managed to sow Sunflower and Portulaca, finally got one sunflower
> living and portulaca having the same fate with the periwinkle.

> --
> Thanks and best regards,
> CSHong ?i?
> Singapore s[?Y


> Homepage: http://www.singnet.com.sg/~h3684984/index.htm o?-?
> Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Flats/2230/index.html o?-?

Both of these are pretty drainage sensitive and do not need much water.
If you have a slow draining soil they will get waterlogged and develop
rot.  They also both need lots of sun.  So make sure your soil has good
drainage (not clay, use a good draining mix with some sand or other
amendment) and cut back on watering!  THey do not need much water.
Also, try purslane instead of portulaca, it seems to be less drainage
sensitive and has similar flowers.....

Good Luck.
John R> z8b, Austin

 
 
 

Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by RosePeta » Fri, 23 Oct 1998 04:00:00


ah hum, 'scuse me...cof, cof,   ach hum... 'scuse me.....
.......if I may just have your attention for a moment....
...........sorry to interupt......
... if I'm not mistaken, the original poster is in Singapore. This may influence
your answers.
I think it will be warm enough, but yes - too wet and not enough sun.

RosePetal

Quote:

>News to me! The biggest problem we see with periwinkle is that people
>(1) plant them too early, before it is truly warm enough, (2) plant them
>in areas of shade (they are not impatiens), and/or (3) keep them too
>wet. They are very prone to diseases which decimate them under these
>circumstances! Note that these get 1 hour of sun and are watered daily!
>No Way, Jose!!!


>> Bad advice...periwinkle thrive in almost any soil type and in shade or
>> sun.


>> > They don't like where they live, so they don't. Both periwinkle and
>> > portulaca like full, hot sun, and like to be on the dry side.


>> > > Hi all,

>> > > I'm a novice in gardening.

>> > > Anyone got any idea why my periwinkle only lives 14 days after sowing??
>> > > The plant seems to dried up every death... I do water them everyday and
>> > > they receive morning sunlight at least 1 hours everyday.

>> > > Have managed to sow Sunflower and Portulaca, finally got one sunflower
>> > > living and portulaca having the same fate with the periwinkle.

>> > > --
>> > > Thanks and best regards,
>> > > CSHong ?i?
>> > > Singapore s[?Y


>> > > Homepage: http://www.singnet.com.sg/~h3684984/index.htm o?-?
>> > > Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Flats/2230/index.html o?-?

 
 
 

Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by Joe Conkli » Fri, 23 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Are we discussing the same plant?  Vinca minor, periwinkle?
Quote:

> News to me! The biggest problem we see with periwinkle is that people
> (1) plant them too early, before it is truly warm enough, (2) plant them
> in areas of shade (they are not impatiens), and/or (3) keep them too
> wet. They are very prone to diseases which decimate them under these
> circumstances! Note that these get 1 hour of sun and are watered daily!
> No Way, Jose!!!


> > Bad advice...periwinkle thrive in almost any soil type and in shade or
> > sun.


> > > They don't like where they live, so they don't. Both periwinkle and
> > > portulaca like full, hot sun, and like to be on the dry side.


> > > > Hi all,

> > > > I'm a novice in gardening.

> > > > Anyone got any idea why my periwinkle only lives 14 days after sowing??
> > > > The plant seems to dried up every death... I do water them everyday and
> > > > they receive morning sunlight at least 1 hours everyday.

> > > > Have managed to sow Sunflower and Portulaca, finally got one sunflower
> > > > living and portulaca having the same fate with the periwinkle.

> > > > --
> > > > Thanks and best regards,
> > > > CSHong ?i?
> > > > Singapore s[?Y


> > > > Homepage: http://www.singnet.com.sg/~h3684984/index.htm o?-?
> > > > Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Flats/2230/index.html o?-?

> > > --
> > > Elsie, Zone 8b, Texas

> > > A house without a cat is like a garden without flowers.

> --
> Elsie, Zone 8b, Texas

> A house without a cat is like a garden without flowers.

 
 
 

Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by Elsi » Fri, 23 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Oh, thank goodness, no. Vinca minor is a groundcover with purple
flowers, that does indeed grow well in shade. I'm assuming that since
he/she sows these along with sunflower and portulaca, he/she is
referring to Catharanthus roseus, periwinkle.

Elsie

Quote:

> Are we discussing the same plant?  Vinca minor, periwinkle?


> > News to me! The biggest problem we see with periwinkle is that people
> > (1) plant them too early, before it is truly warm enough, (2) plant them
> > in areas of shade (they are not impatiens), and/or (3) keep them too
> > wet. They are very prone to diseases which decimate them under these
> > circumstances! Note that these get 1 hour of sun and are watered daily!
> > No Way, Jose!!!


> > > Bad advice...periwinkle thrive in almost any soil type and in shade or
> > > sun.


> > > > They don't like where they live, so they don't. Both periwinkle and
> > > > portulaca like full, hot sun, and like to be on the dry side.


> > > > > Hi all,

> > > > > I'm a novice in gardening.

> > > > > Anyone got any idea why my periwinkle only lives 14 days after sowing??
> > > > > The plant seems to dried up every death... I do water them everyday and
> > > > > they receive morning sunlight at least 1 hours everyday.

> > > > > Have managed to sow Sunflower and Portulaca, finally got one sunflower
> > > > > living and portulaca having the same fate with the periwinkle.

> > > > > --
> > > > > Thanks and best regards,
> > > > > CSHong ?i?
> > > > > Singapore s[?Y


> > > > > Homepage: http://www.singnet.com.sg/~h3684984/index.htm o?-?
> > > > > Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Flats/2230/index.html o?-?

 
 
 

Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by Joe Conkli » Fri, 23 Oct 1998 04:00:00


I am glad we got that issue resolved!  I thought I was going crazy!  I
just plantwd over 100 vinca minor plants in the shade and would be in
big trouble if they didn't like it there!
Quote:

> Oh, thank goodness, no. Vinca minor is a groundcover with purple
> flowers, that does indeed grow well in shade. I'm assuming that since
> he/she sows these along with sunflower and portulaca, he/she is
> referring to Catharanthus roseus, periwinkle.

> Elsie


> > Are we discussing the same plant?  Vinca minor, periwinkle?


> > > News to me! The biggest problem we see with periwinkle is that people
> > > (1) plant them too early, before it is truly warm enough, (2) plant them
> > > in areas of shade (they are not impatiens), and/or (3) keep them too
> > > wet. They are very prone to diseases which decimate them under these
> > > circumstances! Note that these get 1 hour of sun and are watered daily!
> > > No Way, Jose!!!


> > > > Bad advice...periwinkle thrive in almost any soil type and in shade or
> > > > sun.


> > > > > They don't like where they live, so they don't. Both periwinkle and
> > > > > portulaca like full, hot sun, and like to be on the dry side.


> > > > > > Hi all,

> > > > > > I'm a novice in gardening.

> > > > > > Anyone got any idea why my periwinkle only lives 14 days after sowing??
> > > > > > The plant seems to dried up every death... I do water them everyday and
> > > > > > they receive morning sunlight at least 1 hours everyday.

> > > > > > Have managed to sow Sunflower and Portulaca, finally got one sunflower
> > > > > > living and portulaca having the same fate with the periwinkle.

> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Thanks and best regards,
> > > > > > CSHong ?i?
> > > > > > Singapore s[?Y


> > > > > > Homepage: http://www.singnet.com.sg/~h3684984/index.htm o?-?
> > > > > > Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Flats/2230/index.html o?-?

 
 
 

Why my periwinkle and portulaca always dying??

Post by Jessi » Sun, 25 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> > Oh, thank goodness, no. Vinca minor is a groundcover with purple
> > flowers, that does indeed grow well in shade. I'm assuming that since
> > he/she sows these along with sunflower and portulaca, he/she is
> > referring to Catharanthus roseus, periwinkle.

> > Elsie

> I am glad we got that issue resolved!  I thought I was going crazy!  I
> just plantwd over 100 vinca minor plants in the shade and would be in
> big trouble if they didn't like it there!

Oh, dear, I assumed we were talking Vinca major, which is
also called periwinkle and does very well in sun.

--
Jessie
New York City
j e s 2 2 at columbia dot edu
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