Vinca Minor Plant
- 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
Common Periwinkle (Vinca Minor)
The Vinca Minor Plant, which is called the common periwinkle, dwarf myrtle, and creeping myrtle, is a perennial plant that is herbaceous. The Vinca Minor Plant has a hardy zone of 4-9, a height of a quarter foot to a half foot, and a spread of a half foot to foot and a half. An early spring plant, it is best to transplant this perennial into the soil before it begins to flower or in the late fall, once it has finished blooming. The Vinca Minor is meant for ground cover in many landscaping situations and areas of shade. The Vinca Minor Plant has beautiful blooms of lavender blue and a showy flower with leaves of the plant displaying an evergreen color. Vinca Minor is apt for growth in full sun to part shade and can tolerate dry soils, rocky soil, drought conditions, and erosion. The perennial can also be planted on slopes, ridges, and banks for soil stabilizing based on the roots that develop at the junction where they engage the earth. The Vinca Minor can grow quite rapidly and can be divided easily and spread throughout one's garden once the Vinca Minor has finished its blooming. The Vinca Minor is also a plant not prone to insect issues.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.