Creeping Myrtle Vine

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Creeping Myrtle Vine, Vinca Minor is an Evergreen Perennial 

It belongs to the dogbane family and is a broadleaf variety; An evergreen perennial brings interest year-round with its abundant leathery greenery and pastel flowers; It has a trainable, creeping habit. Another everyday gardening use is for natural weed control. Creeping myrtle attracts butterflies, pollinators and provides habitat and shelter for small animals and birds; The vines will grow moderately to fast rapidly. Creeping myrtle does exceptionally well in USDA growing zones 4a to 8; It prefers a mildly acidic pH to the mildly alkaline soil; The dry or partially moist soil is best for the vines.

Plants will thrive in most sun conditions, making them versatile. A hardy plant requires little maintenance and still grows well in the poorest of soils, including clay and sand. Vine height remains short, averaging 3 to 6 inches from the ground. The vines can grow up to 18 inches long. Plants will root where the stems touch the ground. Broad, flat leaves are dark, leathery, and shiny. Oval leaves grow in pairs on the plant’s stems, giving a lovely contrast during blooming. Its leaf size is .79 to 1.77 inches long and .39 to .98 inches wide. Leaves are hairless. In the early spring, creeping laurel vines bloom with sweetly scented periwinkle flowers.

The solitary flower shape is a five-lobed corolla and resembles a pinwheel. The focal center appears as a star and houses many seeds. Its size ranges from .79 to 1.18 in diameter. Sometimes the flower colors vary, and instead of the traditional blue, the vines produce white, purple, or lavender hues. They can also bloom a second time or will bloom continuously until they fall in some zones.


Creeping Myrtle vine, Vinca Minor is a Fast Growing Flowering Ground Cover 


Creeping Myrtle Vine is a plant that is great for yards where other flowers won’t grow. Fast-growing, this plant will take root and spread over the area in no time. It has a lavender flower that contrasts nicely with the dark green leaves. The flower blooms in the spring and summer, making it an excellent plant to blend with daisies and daffodils. There is little care involved with this plant. Just water it every few days, and make sure you keep the undergrowth cut out so that Creeping Myrtle Vine looks healthy.


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Creeping myrtle vine is a quick-spreading perennial flowering plant with shiny green leaves held in pairs on long, arching stems commonly grown as a groundcover in moderate areas. It is well known for its lovely purple flowers. It produces woody stems that are smooth, round, and often hollow, forming thick, sprawling mats with the flowering stems erect. The leaves of this plant are elliptical, shiny in nature, pinnately veined, and are positioned in the opposite direction of the stem. They are approximately 2-5 cm long and 1-2.5 cm wide.

 Creeping Myrtle Vine flourishes in moist, well-drained soil, and that is why they are natives to central and southern Europe. It was, however, introduced to North America as a decorative flower but has spread to wild areas throughout the eastern United States. That is due to the flower's ability to reproduce and grow independently. Creeping Myrtle Vine spread like wildfire because they thrive when planted under trees, unlike most flowering plants. Their vines can effortlessly fill the space under a tree, settle on a slope or road, and even grow nicely in clay or sandy soil. That makes them the perfect gardening collection for those areas where a lawn cannot sprout. 

 They climb and spread by above stems called stolons that follow a mat or extend outward from a mound. The plant grows individually up to 6 inches tall but can spread as far as 3 feet wide. They produce glossy green leaves as they spread and solitary blue-purple flowers with pin-wheel-like petals as they bloom. It can survive through diverse seasons as a sturdy plant but thrive even better during the spring and early fall seasons. Well-established plants can even endure a periodic drought. They can be grown in pots so long as the soil is evenly moist and regularly watered during their first season of establishment. 

 Proper care should be given to these plants, though. Once every year, You should prune the plant to control its growth. Before snipping the plants, you should apply alcohol to the pruning shears for sterilization. The pruned debris should then be appropriately disposed of not to spread further beyond the planting boundaries.

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8.

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Height at maturity: 6 to 12 inches 

Ship As: Bareroot

Creeping Myrtle Vines's widespread use is a perfect ground cover. Aside from their glamorous beauty, they serve a more practical purpose in controlling erosion, weed suppression, concealing steep banks and shady places. Since they are heavy bloomers, they spread rapidly once established, providing a dense cover within two years.

Many gardeners use these plants to beautify slopes, garden stepping stones, and other areas where traffic may occur more frequently in spring when it is in bloom. Some gardeners often use it to edge plants, as flower borders, in the making of baskets, and even rock gardens so long as the water need of the plant corresponds to that of the surrounding plants.

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Additional Information

Creeping myrtle, or Vinca minor, is often referred to as the common or lesser periwinkle.
Planting Zones 4-8
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2 Reviews

  • 4
    Creeping Myrtle Vine

    Such a beautiful accent for landscaping. This little flowery vine looks good as it crawls slowly and go along with its blooms.

  • 5

    This plant is one of the most perfect plants that I have.

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