Vinca Minor

$2.50

Vinca minor (Lesser Periwinkle) is a vigorous, evergreen mat-forming perennial with glossy dark green leaves and large lavender blue flowers from mid-spring to early summer.

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Vinca minor (Lesser Periwinkle) is a vigorous, evergreen mat-forming perennial with glossy dark green leaves and large lavender blue flowers from mid-spring to early summer. Borne over a long period, they continue to flower intermittently throughout summer into fall and are valuable for enlivening dark areas. The long, trailing stems root at the nodes as they go along the ground to form a dense carpet of rich foliage. Excellent for suppressing weeds, this vigorous periwinkle is one of the most popular and widely used groundcovers.

Requirements & Characteristics

Hardiness
Zones 5 - 9
Heat Zones
Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure
Full Sun
Height
5' - 6' (150cm - 180cm)
Spread
3' - 4' (90cm - 120cm)
Spacing
48" - 60" (120cm - 150cm)
Plant Family
Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses
Water Needs
Average
Maintenance
Low
Soil Type
Chalky, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage
Moist but Well-Drained
Garden Uses
Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens