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Vinca Minor is called Periwinkle for its flower.

Vinca Minor

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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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Vinca minor is beautiful and easy to care for  

It is called Periwinkle for its flower. The blue-purple color predominates in the plant, but it can go to reddish-lavender or white. The purple flowers are solitary and are made of five beautiful petals measuring from 2 to 3 cm in diameter with a short tubular neck. The plant produces a pair of follicles which is the fruit with a measure of up to 2.5 cm in length.
As an evergreen ground cover plant, Vinca Minor is a trailing sub-shrub that can occasionally mount up to 40 cm from the ground. It will never climb. The different plant leave is glossy dark green with a wax leathery texture responsible for the outstanding dense foliage known to the evergreen Vinca plant. Vinca Minor, or periwinkle, is a lovely trailing ground cover that spreads throughout shady areas to create a lush carpet of glossy green leaves. The beautiful green leaves are pointy and oval and have a smooth tropical appearance. They are evergreen, enriching the stark days of winter.

Vinca Minor has delightful violet-purple or white flowers that bloom in spring

This plant's dense growth effectively smothers weeds and fills in hard-to-plant shady areas. It is also useful for erosion control. The plant spreads easily and quickly to fill in bare spots and add a soft, luxurious look to the landscape. Every yard is sure to have an area that can benefit from this elegant plant.

Vinca Minor does best in the shade

Botanical Latin Name: Vinca minor
Common Name: Myrtle, Creeping Myrtle, Periwinkle, or Vinca are also common names.
Sun Exposure: Best at the partial sun to full shade. A plant will not tolerate full sun.
Hardiness Zones: USDA zones 3 to 8. The plant performs best in fertile, moistly well-drained soils in partial shade to full shade; it is easy to adapt once established to any common grounds. The sturdy evergreen ground cover can tolerate average droughts.
Mature Height: Plant will grow at maturity to about 6 inches tall.
Spread Up to 3 feet in diameter for each plant with dense foliage.
Spacing: Plugs should be planted about 1-foot t apart from each other.
Growth Rate: The Vinca Minor has a medium growth rate.
Flowering Time: From early spring (late March to early April) to mid-summer, still producing some flowers into fall.
How Long It Flowers: 8 to 12 weeks of spectacular colors will stay in a display.

Vinca Minor

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