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Creeping Myrtle

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Reviews (4)

  • 5
    Creeping Myrtle

    Posted by Venetta Kim on 29th Aug 2019

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

  • 5
    Creeping Myrtle

    Posted by Sara Jennings on 28th Aug 2019

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

  • 5
    Creeping Myrtle

    Posted by Dale Howard on 27th Aug 2019

    The blooms on these are just stunning.

  • 5
    Plants

    Posted by Margaret Thomas on 15th Aug 2019

    Fast Shipping and just Beautiful

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Description

Creeping Myrtle is also called Vinca Minor

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.

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 can be located in the Netherlands, Portugal, France, and across North America. Creeping myrtle 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

In North America, it is considered an invasive species, but it can be removed by uprooting during spring. It is deemed to be difficult to remove and requires persistent cutting and chemical treatments. If removal is desired, it is suggested the plant be dug entirely up against 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 complicated to eradicate. Due to its hardiness, this plant is an excellent choice for areas with poor soil and drainage. It is also very helpful in erosion control applications.

Creeping myrtle is a popular choice for a ground cover.