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Vinca Minor is a Popular Ground Cover
Vinca minor is commonly known as the lesser periwinkle or creeping myrtle. Its genus name derives from the Latin word that signifies binding or winding around, and it has long and flexible stems that people back then used in making a wreath. The leaves of Vinca Minor are smaller than those of Vinca Major.
One of the more widely used and popular ground covers, Vinca is a herbaceous perennial evergreen that belongs to the Apocynaceae family, or a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family. Originally from Europe, this plant is native to central and southern Europe and southwestern Asia in Turkey. Its dainty and blue lavender flowers emphasize themselves against the backdrop of luxurious dark green leathery foliage during springtime or early summer and intermittently throughout the year.
Vinca minor is commonly spotted creeping down steep hillsides and banks, which creates a refreshingly green effect to bare areas. More than thirty varieties of vinca plants exist, with others having a different combination of foliage and other bloom colors.
This broad-leaf evergreen plant multiplies and is drought resistant. Although it needs little maintenance after it is situated correctly in the landscape, it may still require removing tall weeds. Once established, Vinca will likely shade out future growth of weeds and thus, eliminating this chore.
Vinca Flowers Blooms Magnificently During Springtime
The best way to grow the Vinca Minor is in a partially shaded area in acidic soil since it could create vigorous growth. Vinca plants help in blocking views from the outside if used as a climber on non-living support. Before deciding to plant the Vinca, choose what best suits your landscape and make sure it is what you want as it is difficult to remove them once established in the area. The plant tends to spread aggressively or overtake a space with its ability to naturalize.
Vinca minor, however, is a tough, low-maintenance, and pest-free versatile ground cover that is a good cover for bulbs. It is effective on slopes or banks to stabilize soils and prevent erosion. The flowers of a Vinca Minor are usually blue, but the color can also be lavender, purple, or white. It is about one inch across, five petals blunt at the tip, and arranged in a spiral. It blooms magnificently in springtime and occasionally in summer; however, this hardy plant can also tolerate the frost of the fall.