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Madagascar Periwinkle

I would describe the flowers of the Kumintang (Catharanthus roseus) as pied beauties. Hardy as an ornamental plant, it is also noted for its long flowering period. I’ve simply enjoyed the variety of pink periwinkle in my garden throughout the year.

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Pink Periwinkle

Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar Periwinkle) is locally known as Kumintang here in the Philippines. The species has long been cultivated for herbal medicine and as an ornamental plant.