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Vinca minor

Creeping Myrtle or Periwinkle. This famous Vinca spreads to make great patches under trees. Blue flowers. (Vinca minor)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 4-6" tall, Up to 18" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 1VINCA
Common Name Periwinkle or Creeping Myrtle
Botanical Name Vinca minor
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Blue
Estimated Mature Height 4-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Glossy green leaves. Evergreen.
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Groundcover, Erosion Control, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Vinca minor or Periwinkle is a favorite flowering groundcover, even in the coldest zones. It loves shade, so its perfect for ringing trees, making mowing easier. Short plants with small, glossy green leaves put on little flowers in periwinkle blue. Its lovely.
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

    Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

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5.0

Vinca right for the right place

By Nicky2

from Boston, MA

Comments about American Meadows Vinca minor:

Vinca is great where it can be controlled by an edge. I use it, bordered by bricks, with my clematis. It covers the clematis roots and keeps them cool which they like. This spot is in full sun, which I know is not the recommended use, but it's gorgeous and really does its clematis job. Once a year I clean up any vinca that try to go beyond the edge.

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1.0

Never mow your grass again!

By Jane knows Myrtle!

from Boston,MA

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  • Hardy

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    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Vinca minor:

    Vinca is one horrible plant! Our front yard is covered!
    (it came with the house) It is very hard to pull as a weed
    and it's uncontrolable and definitely not picky where it
    spreads itself! I can't imagine any one that knows about
    Vinca,buying 6 or more plants!! Plant 2 and watch them take
    off quickly!You may never mow your grass again!

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    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

      Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

    Shipping

    Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

      Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

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