Vinca minor

Blue Vinca minor, Vinca minor, Periwinkle or Creeping Myrtle

Regular Price: $12.98

Sale $8.44

per Plant - 3" pot You save: 35%
Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…

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

Zones 4 - 9
Erosion Control
Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall, Up to 18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
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.
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
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 Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Groundcover, Erosion Control
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Vinca right for the right place


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.

(8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


Never mow your grass again!


from Boston,MA

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  • Hardy


    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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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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