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Description: 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 popular ornamental.  A low-growing vine with small glossy leaves, common periwinkle (also known as Vinca Minor) produces small, 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, but variegated cultivars do exist as well.  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 through underground rhizomes.  The slender vines form a dense mat of lush foliage which requires no clipping, pruning, or fertilizer to flourish.  This makes common periwinkle an excellent erosion-control planting on banks and shaded areas where other plants would do poorly.  Though it will tolerate occasional traffic, Vinca Minor is not well suited to high-traffic areas such as yards or walkways.  It is well adapted to a variety of soils, thriving in slightly acidic to alkaline environments and well- to poorly-drained soils.  Though it prefers at least partial shade, common periwinkle will grow well even in full sun provided it receives adequate watering.  In fact, common periwinkle is so adaptable and vigorous that in some parts of the U.S. and Canada, it has become an invasive species, crowding out native plants in forests and along waterways.  For this reason, care should be taken in choosing a location for these plants.  Opt for sites where the spreading vines can easily be controlled by cutting or edging, since applying herbicides can damage the plants' root network and kill off those meant to be preserved as well as the overgrowth.  

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    1. Lovely addition

      Made a good addition to my home on Mar 31st 2017

    2. The best

      Looks good and company was great to work with, fast shipping on Mar 31st 2017

    3. Rapidly growing

      Growing well and doing good. on Mar 31st 2017

    4. lively

      This is a lively little plant that is growing well and tolerating little rain and hard soil on Mar 31st 2017

    5. Few issues

      I had a few issues with delivery and my first batch of plants not making it, but I truly believe it was something I did. I received my second shipment and these are doing great! I made sure I called customer service who helped me this time around. on Mar 29th 2017

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