Vinca Minor

(Dwarf Periwinkle)

By August 26, 2019
Vinca Minor - Dwarf Periwinkle

About Vinca Minor

This ground-hugging plant is known as Vinca Minor, or commonly known as Dwarf Periwinkle. It features blue-violet flowers in a pinwheel shape reaching roughly a 1″ diameter in size. The bright beautiful flowers are complimented by densely packed bright-green leaves. As an evergreen plant and with a blooming season of late Spring through Summer, this variety is known for year-round interest. Also considering its desirable characteristics such as deer-resistance and fire-wise, it’s easy to see why this plant would be an easy choice for any landscape design.

Care Instructions

Plant the Dwarf Periwinkle in enriched, neutral to acidic well-drained soil located in full sun to part shade. Water deeply and regularly until established then reduce frequency. Vinca Minor can be weedy so it is recommended that the soil be covered with mulch to control outbreaks. Spring pruning may be required to control spread to unwanted areas.

Where to Plant

With an average landscape height of 4-6″ tall and an indefinite spreading potential, Vinca Minor looks great planted surrounding bushes. As a fast, spreading grower, space this variety 4-5′ apart to allow enough space for comfortable growth.

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Botanical Name: Vinca Minor

Common Name: Dwarf Periwinkle

Average Landscape Size: 4-6" tall, Spreads Indefinitely

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Blue-Violet

Foliage Color: Bight Green

Forms: Groundcover

Sizes: 1 Gallon

Special Features: Deer Resistant, Dramatic Color, Low Maintenance, Showy Spring Flowers, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Good For Container Or Ground Planting, Easy Pruning,