Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

Vinca minor used as shade ground cover in the garden

Zones: 4 to 8
Light: Shade
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 4″ to 8″
Spread: 24″ or more

Periwinkle has pretty lavender-blue flowers in the spring that show off on glossy evergreen foliage.

It spreads aggressively by rooting at the nodes of the trailing stems, so plant it where you want a thick ground cover.

Vinca is drought, shade, deer, and shallow-rocky soil tolerant.

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