Vinca minor Bare Root Plants (Minimum Quantity: 50 Plants)
Vinca minor - Periwinkle or Creeping Myrtle - is a popular ground cover solution. It is native to Central and Southern Europe. This evergreen trailing vine spreads quickly, covering ground as a ground cover should.
Vinca minor can be planted any time you have a shovel handy, even bare root plants. It is very tough. Maintenance is minimal. Vinca has few pest and disease problems, and tolerates poor soil. Bare root plants are the obvious, economical choice for planting medium to large areas.
Name(s): Vinca minor, Creeping Myrtle, Periwinkle.
Flower Color: Blue.
Bloom Time: Spring to fall, blooms repeatedly.
Height/Spread: 4 inches to 6 inches x 18 inches.
Climate Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
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Sun Exposure: Full sun to full shade.
Soil Condition: Well-drained to dry, average to poor, pH 6.1 to 7.8.
Features: Drought tolerant, deer resistant.
Uses: Xeriscaping, massed planting, ground cover, container gardens.
Comments: Leaves are 1/2 inch x 1-1/2 inch. Light blue flowers, about 1/2 inch diameter, appear in early spring and may re-bloom, but with less abundance, in summer and fall. Mature height is 4 inches to 6 inches.
Vinca minor thrives in full sun to full shade in USDA climate zones 4 to 8. In warmer climates, it should be planted in partial to full shade. It tolerates a wide variety of soil types and pH levels.
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