Vinca minor Bare Root Plant
Common names: Periwinkle, lesser periwinkle, dwarf periwinkle
- Height: 6-18 Inches
- Hardiness Zone: 6-9
- Full Sun to Shade
- Prefers Part Shade to Shade in Southern Zones
- Semi-Evergreen in Northern zones
- Tolerates most soil conditions
Vinca minor, a member of the Apocynaceae family, is a hardy, low-maintenance, trailing vine perennial plant that is native to Europe and Asia.
Vinca minor is a low-growing, quick spreading, semi-evergreen plant that can reach a height of 6-8 inches. It has green, glossy leaves and periwinkle blue flowers that bloom in spring and summer, with sporadic flowering in late summer through fall. The flowers are about ½" x 1½ inches and have a sweet fragrance.
Easy-to-grow in full sun to partial shade in any well-drained soil, but grows best in fertile, loamy soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH. Once established Vinca is drought-tolerant and may withstand hot, dry conditions. Vinca major is also deer-resistant and pest-resistant.
Vinca minor is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It is a popular choice for groundcover, borders, erosion control, and containers. It is also a good choice for edging or underplanting larger plants.