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Periwinkle - vinca minor is a Commonly Grown Ground Cover
Periwinkle is Drought Resistant and a Fast and Easy Grower Spreading Plant.
The Periwinkle flower (vinca minor) is most commonly grown as a form of ground cover; it is exceptional for preventing erosion. It grows best in growing zones 4 to 8. It is also referred to as creeping Vinca. It blossoms from April to May, and its blooms are a beautiful color. There flowers are about one to two inches in diameter and funnel-shaped. Each flower has five flattened petals. The leaves range in size from 1 & 1/2 inches to 3 inches in length and are a shade of dark green. The leaves are oblong in shape and have a glossy appearance. They also can be propagated from stem cuttings that are collected anytime during the summer months. When planting new plants, space them six to twelve inches apart to prevent garden choking. There are over thirty types of vinca minor. It is known for spreading; once it is established in the desired location in your landscape, it requires minimal care. Creeping Vinca is drought resistant and grows easily. Though it can thrive in a variety of soil conditions and sun exposure; it does best is slightly acidic soil and in shady conditions. Each plant has the ability to spread out over 8 feet. They rarely grow past 4 inches in height. Though it is a spreading plant, it can also become a climbing plant if given a nonliving item to grow on. It can create a beautiful and natural source of garden or landscape privacy. It is not recommended to plant it in a flower bed with other plants that it can choke out. Because it spreads so quickly, it will quickly block out sunlight other plants require to thrive. Creeping Vinca can be difficult to relocate once planted and established in landscape design, so it's placement needs to be thoroughly thought out.
The Vinca minor, more frequently referred to by its colloquial name of the Periwinkle plant, is a perennial herb with membership in the Apocynaceae family and is native to both Russia and Europe. This herb has it's ideal growing conditions in USDA Growing Zones 4 – 8 and reaches maximal heights of 6 inches tall. The plant grows horizontally more than vertically, however, with a maximum spread width of 18 inches at full maturity.
In keeping with its perennial nature, the leaves of the Vinca minor are evergreen and grow throughout the year. The plant begins blooming in early-May and reaches peak bloom by the end of June. Blooms of the Periwinkle are a light pastel lavender color and maintain a tube-like structure throughout the blooming season.
Optimum growing conditions for the Vinca minor are composed of medium-moisture to dry soil beds, and the plant grows best underneath ample amounts of direct sunlight. However, even if direct sunlight is not present, the Periwinkle plant will grow efficiently in partly shaded environments, and it is versatile enough to grow in heavily-shaded areas as well.
Frequent uses of the Vinca minor include erosion control in heavily watered areas and normalizing the soil quality near the banks of rivers and streams.