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Vinca Minor Periwinkle Is An Evergreen Ground-cover That Blooms Lavender Blooms
Vinca Minor Periwinkle Plants are Hardy In Most Soils and Are Super Easy To Grow
The dwarf periwinkle, scientific name vinca minor, is native to the central European countries of France, Portugal, and the Baltic States, but it can also be found in the Netherlands. In the 1700s, this hearty plant was introduced to the Americas when colonists transported it with their property. In America, vinca minor can be found mostly in the northern 2/3 of the country, avoiding desert or heavy tropical regions. Zones recommended for planting are 4 through 9. It is an attractive ground covering the plant with small evergreen leaves and seasonal blooms. Most blooms will be violet-purple, though they can also, through cultivation, produce pale purple or white blooms. This viny shrubbery does not twine or wrap around upright poles or structures. The leaves are approximately 2 x 2.5 inches in dimension, and the solitary blooms are small, between 3/4 and one inches in diameter. It is a hearty plant. The waxy leaves protect the plant from most herbicides, so weed-killers would not affect this perennial favorite. Well-drained soil, fertile and loamy with a more acidic pH are recommended. We recommend that decaying leaf mulch be utilized for feeding vinca minor, though commercially available fertilizer and manure will suffice in lieu of natural choices. Fertilization should be done annually in the early Spring before the blooms appear. This flowering perennial growth rate is considered moderate to fast, blooming within a few weeks of planting. It is recommended to plant it in the early Spring for late-spring/early-summer flowers. The mature plants is considered a ground cover though the plant may shoot clusters that are up to sixteen inches in height. The ground characteristics have been utilized to enhance cemeteries in times past and are now a benefit to help reduce erosion and fill in low-light areas such as those under trees or brush.
Vinca Minor is a dense ground cover that produces a lovely blue flower in the Spring and Summer. Its evergreen leaves are a deep, rich green color. It grows in mats about 3 to 6 inches high that will spread unchecked if given a chance. Very hardy with not hardly any natural diseases or pests. It's not too picky about the soil it's in, but will do best with well-drained, moist soil. Its ease of cultivation and tendency to spread make it popular as a low-maintenance ground cover. Just remember that it's also difficult to get rid of. It will usually require cutting and application of chemicals to its roots to stop it from coming back. Vinca Minor is also known as Periwinkle, Common Periwinkle, Lesser Periwinkle, Myrtle, and Creeping Myrtle. It was given the Latin name of Vinca, meaning to wind around, because its stems were used in wreath making. Minor is in reference to its leaves, which are smaller than that of its cousin, Vinca Major. It is native to southern and central Europe. Its original range extends from the Netherlands in the north, to Portugal in the south, and east to Turkey. Today, it is cultivated in many parts of the world. In the US, it is classified as being hardy in zones 3 through 8, and sometimes even further north. It also has medicinal uses. It contains compounds that have been found to be effective in the treatment of cancer and poor blood flow. If you're looking for a ground cover that is easy to plant and care for, you should consider Vinca Minor. You will enjoy its delicate, blue flowers in Spring and Summer and its dense green foliage year-round. Just be sure that you make plans to keep it from spreading too far.