Vinca Minor

Sun And Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 1 Foot
Planting Zones
Shipped As
5-7 Days
Planting Zones 4-8
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Vinca Minor Periwinkle Plant Is A Good Plant For Soil Erosion

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, and it will reward you with lots of 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. It can be 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 for the perennial to 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 has an oval or ovate shape. If the leaf gets broken, it puts out a milky substance. 


 How Does this perennial Spread? 

 This 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.


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Reviews (1)

  • 5
    Easiest perennials to maintain

    Posted by Wayne McQuarry on Dec 01, 2022

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

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