Vinca minor L.

Common Periwinkle, Lesser Periwinkle


Family: Apocynaceae

Genus: Vinca

Category: Groundcover

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 6" tall, spread to 18"

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Trailing groundcover, evergreen, glossy green leaves. Lavender blue flowers in late spring and sporadically through summer. Likes well-drained soil. Cuttings root best from May through June.

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History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 209 in 1753.

Native to Europe and Turkey.

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