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Lesser Periwinkle is recommended to plant it in the early Spring for late-spring/early-summer flowers.

Lesser Periwinkle

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Periwinkle (Creeping Myrtle)-Vinca minor Hardy Planting Zones- 4-8 Sun or Shade – Partial to Full Shade Mature Height - 3-6" (vines to 18" long) Mature Width- 6-18" Bloom Season – Late Spring (May-June) Gardener Status- Novice-Experienced

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types
In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types
In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.
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Lesser Periwinkle- Vinca Minor is a hearty plant

The Lesser Periwinkle, scientific name vinca minor, is native to the central European countries of France, Portugal, and the Baltic States, but it can also be found in the Netherlands. In the 1700's, this hearty plant was introduced to the Americas when colonists transported it with their property. In America, vinca minor can be found mostly in the northern 2/3 of the country, avoiding desert or heavy tropical regions. Vinca minor is an attractive ground covering the plant with small evergreen leaves and seasonal blooms. Most blooms will be violet-purple, though they can also, through cultivation, produce pale purple or white flowers. This viny shrubbery does not twine or wrap around upright poles or structures. The leaves are approximately 2 x 2.5 inches in dimension, and the single blooms are small, between 3/4 and one inches in diameter. 
 

Lesser Periwinkle has been known to be a stunning accent to cemetaries

The ground characteristics of the Lesser Periwinkle have been utilized to enhance cemeteries in times past and are now a benefit to help reduce erosion and fill in low-light areas such as those under trees or brush. The waxy leaves protect the plant from most herbicides, so weed-killers would not affect this perennial favorite. Well-drained soil, fertile and loamy with a more acidic pH are recommended. We recommend that decaying leaf mulch be utilized for feeding vinca minor, though commercially available fertilizer and manure will suffice instead of natural choices. Fertilization should be done annually, in the early spring before the blooms appear.

Lesser Periwinkle is a beautiful ground cover

 

 
This flowering perennial growth rate is considered moderate to fast; blooming within a few weeks of planting. It is recommended to plant it in the early Spring for late-spring/early-summer flowers. The mature vinca minor is considered a ground cover through the plant may shoot clusters that are up to sixteen inches in height. 

 

        

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