Another mini flowers best in ground covers accented with ferns. I have this in my lawn for a long time now.
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Periwinkle Plants are Lavender Blooming Evergreen Plant
Periwinkle or Vinca Minor is also known as common periwinkle, dwarf periwinkle, lesser periwinkle, and creeping myrtle. This plant is a member of the Apocynaceae family and is native to Eastern Europe. This perennial herb is most often used as a ground cover because it is fast spreading and resistant to wildlife like deer.
This ground cover plant is best known for its lush, green foliage and flowers during the spring and summer. The color depends upon the variety but can include blue, white, and pink. The USDA hardiness zones recommended for this plant are 4 to 9, and it grows best in well-drained soils.
When planted 4 to 6 inches apart, this plant will form a thick ground cover and be approximately 4 to 6 feet off the ground when fully mature. It also grows best if pruned back during the spring because it comes back very quickly.
Periwinkle Plants is an Excellent Choice for Fast Spreading Ground Coverage
It is also a good option for areas near pathways and concrete porches. It is also helpful in controlling erosion and thrives on sloping hillsides.
Botanical Latin Name: Vinca minor
Common Name: Myrtle, Creeping Myrtle, Periwinkle, or Vinca are also common names.
Sun Exposure: Best at the partial sun to full shade. The plant will not tolerate full sun.
Hardiness Zones: USDA zones 3 to 8. Plant performs best in rich, moist, well-drained soils in partial shade to full shade; it is easy to adapt once established to any average soil. The sturdy evergreen ground cover can tolerate moderate droughts.
Mature Height: The plant will grow at maturity to about 6 inches tall.
Spread Up to 3 feet in diameter for each plant with dense foliage.
Spacing: Plugs should be planted about 1-foot t apart from each other.
Growth Rate: Vinca Minor has a medium growth rate.
Flowering Time: From early spring (late March to early April) to mid-summer, still producing some flowers into fall.
How Long It Flowers: 8 to 12 weeks of spectacular colors will stay on display.
Flower Color: It is called periwinkle for its flower. The blue-purple color predominates in the plant but can go to reddish-lavender or white. The purple flowers are solitary and are made of five attractive petals measuring from 2 to 3 cm in diameter with a short tubular neck. The plant produces follicles, the fruit with a measure of up to 2.5 cm in length.
As an evergreen ground cover plant, Vinca Minor is a trailing subshrub that can occasionally mount up to 40 cm from the ground. It will never climb. The opposite plant leaves glossy dark green with a wax leathery texture responsible for the outstanding dense foliage known to the evergreen Vinca plant.