Creeping Myrtle

Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Height At Maturity
Under 1 Foot
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5-7 Days
Planting Zones 4-9
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Creeping Myrtle is a Vine-Like Perennial Ground Cover 

Creeping Myrtle is also known as Dwarf Periwinkle and Lesser Periwinkle. Its other names include small periwinkle and common periwinkle.

It is often used as ground cover and does not grow very high, or climb, although it can bunch together in places to reach over twelve inches in height. It can be found growing native to southern Europe but in the Netherlands, Portugal, France, and across North America.

This vine is easily distinguished by its purple, five-petal flower, and waxy leaves. The fruit is two follicles approximately one inch long. Each follicle produces over a dozen seeds.

Creeping Myrtle excels at preventing weeds through smothering and has few pests or diseases that affect its growth.

It is considered an invasive species in North America but can be removed by uprooting during spring. It is difficult to remove and requires persistent cutting and chemical treatments. If removal is desired, the plant should be dug up where possible.

This vine-like perennial plant produces tubular, lavender-blue flowers from its leaf axils in spring. The delicate flowers continue to bloom sporadically throughout summer and into fall. The color name periwinkle is derivative of the flowers of this plant, also known as Common Periwinkle.

The trailing stems root at the leaf nodes and rapidly spread to create a lovely, dense ground cover. Though not as invasive as its larger-leafed relative, Vinca major, Creeping Myrtle is quite vigorous. Once this fast-growing plant becomes established, it is more complicated to eradicate. Due to its hardiness, this plant is an excellent choice for poor soil and drainage areas. It is also very helpful in erosion control applications.

This vine is a popular choice for a ground cover.


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Creeping Myrtle is a Trailing and Vined Sub Shrub

Creeping Myrtle - Vinca minor This flowering plant species is a native of southern and central Europe and southwestern Asia. The plant is a trailing, vined subshrub that spreads across the ground and roots along its stems. This rooting forms clonal colonies. The plant covers the ground rather than intertwining or climbing like other vines. There are evergreen leaves with a leathery texture with a glossy sheen. The plant's flowers are solitary and produced in the early spring through midsummer. Some flowers may produce at the beginning of autumn. The flowers are violet, pale purple, or sometimes white.

Creeping Myrtle is a Low Maintenance Ground Cover

Fast-growing, this plant will take root and spread over the area in no time. It has a lavender flower that contrasts nicely with the dark green leaves. The flower blooms in the spring and summer, making it a beautiful plant to blend with daisies and daffodils. There is little care involved with this plant. Just water it every few days, and ensure you keep the undergrowth cut out, so it looks healthy.

It is often used as ground cover and does not grow very high, or climb, although it can bunch together in places to reach over twelve inches in height. It is native to southern Europe but found in the Netherlands, Portugal, France, and North America. Creeping Myrtle is distinguished by its purple, five-petal flower and waxy leaves; The fruit is two follicles, approximately one inch long; each follicle produces over a dozen seeds. Creeping Myrtle would be a lovely addition to any landscape.

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Scientific Name: Vinca Minor, Creeping Myrtle

Shrub Height: 16 inches

Shrub Width: 36 inches

Soil Type: It prefers moist, well-drained soil but will tolerate poor and dry.

Sun: It prefers shade.








Reviews (4)

  • 5
    Creeping Myrtle

    Posted by Venetta Kim on Aug 29, 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

  • 5
    Creeping Myrtle

    Posted by Sara Jennings on Aug 28, 2019

    They have beautiful blooms. They look great where I planted them.

  • 5
    Creeping Myrtle

    Posted by Dale Howard on Aug 27, 2019

    The blooms on these are just stunning.

  • 5

    Posted by Margaret Thomas on Aug 15, 2019

    Fast Shipping and just Beautiful

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April