Vinca Minor Plant

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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
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Common Periwinkle (Vinca Minor)


Vinca Minor Plant is a native European groundcover is still a favorite ornamental.  A low-growing vine with small glossy leaves, common periwinkle (also known as Vinca Minor) produces tiny, five-petaled blossoms that range from white to periwinkle-blue. These blooms appear throughout the spring, summer, and early fall, providing season-long interest.  The foliage is most commonly a deep green.  Found throughout North America, common periwinkle is evergreen in mild climates and perennial even where winters are snowy and harsh.  It is a vigorous grower; as its sporadic blossoms do not typically produce viable seeds, common periwinkle spreads instead by underground rhizomes.  

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