Creeping Myrtle

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  • 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
    Plants

    Posted by Margaret Thomas on Aug 15, 2019

    Fast Shipping and just Beautiful

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

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 provides 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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.

Description

Creeping Myrtle is a Vine Like Perennial Ground Cover 

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 isn't straightforward 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.

 

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