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Periwinkle/Vinca ground cover - $10 (Lexington)

Ground cover. Evergreen leaves. Blooming now...grows well in shade/part sun.

$10 for +/-35 plants (bare root).

Tough, low-maintenance, and pest-free, Vinca minor (commonly known as periwinkle) has pretty broadleaf foliage and flowers. It is also useful for providing ground cover and is known for its creeping habit. Vinca minor vines most commonly put out a blue flower in spring, but the color can also be lavender, purple, or white. They may bloom occasionally in summer, too, though the summer display will not be nearly as magnificent as the spring display. It has a medium growth rate and is typically planted in early spring; however, the hardy plant will tolerate being planted in the fall. Vinca minor is toxic to pets.1


Common Names Vinca minor, creeping myrtle, common periwinkle, dwarf periwinkle
Botanical Name Vinca minor
Family Apocynaceae/dogbane
Plant Type Evergreen perennial
Mature Size 3-6 in. tall with trailing vines up to 18 in. long
Sun Exposure Full, partial, shade
Soil Type Loamy, sandy, clay
Soil pH Acidic, neutral, alkaline
Bloom Time Spring, summer
Flower Color Blue, lavender, purple, white
Hardiness Zones 4-9 (USDA)
Native Areas Europe

perennial ground cover

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