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Vinca Minor Plants

Sale price$49.99

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Wayne McQuarry
Easiest perennials to maintain

I chose these perennials because of the abundance of lilac flowers, which are a spreading perennial.

Vinca Minor is often called periwinkle. This plant loves the sun, but it will adjust to having some shade. If you want lots of leaves on your plant, give it a little more shade, rewarding you with darker green foliage.

Alternatively, if you want to see more flowers on your plant, place it in a sunny location.

It grows in zones 4 to 8. This perennial can withstand drought well, which is great news for those who often need to remember to water their plants or do not have time to mess with them.

This plant that makes excellent ground cover usually grows about 6 inches tall. It will spread to about 18 inches wide. The foliage often makes a mound on the ground, with flower shoots rising above the foliage mound.

Vinca Minor Flowers are usually bluish-purple and are spring and summer-blooming plants.

Watch the perennial start putting on flowers as the days grow longer and heat up.

The phlox-like flowers appear on leaf axles. Each flower can be up to 1 inch across. You can expect flowers to appear intermittently until the early fall.

Vinca Minor Leaves

The leaves on this plant can be up to 1.5 inches long and are evergreen. The dark green leaves appear on trailing stems.

Each plate is oval or ovate. If a leaf is broken, it releases a milky substance.

How Does this Perennial Spread?

The vinca minor perennial spreads by sending out trailing stems. Almost everywhere the branch touches the ground, this plant will send down roots and start a new plant.

Then, these plants will send out their trailing stems to begin even more plants.

Why Choose Vinca Minor?

This perennial may be a perfect option if you are looking for a low-maintenance ground-covering plant. It quickly spreads with minimum effort on your part. Plant it in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Feed it once in the spring with a complete fertilizer.

The beautiful perennial thrives in soils where many plants have trouble growing, including dry and rocky soils. Insects and deer do not like this plant. Keep it healthy by mowing it down after the last flower fades to promote healthier plants through good air circulation.