Vinca, Perennial (Vinca minor)
Vinca, Perennial Plant FeaturesVinca, sometimes also called periwinkle, is a tough evergreen ground cover with shiny, leathery leaves that look good all year long. In early spring the foliage is accented by a show of five-petal flowers that can be blue, purple, or white, depending on variety (some varieties may also show off attractively variegated foliage). Perennial vinca is a ground hugger that grows just 6 to 8 inches tall so use it to carpet wooded locations or slopes. It's also a great companion for spring-blooming bulbs and perennials. And best of all, vinca is rabbit and deer resistant. Hardy from zones 4-8.
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Vinca, Perennial Growing InstructionsPlant vinca in a shady or partially shady location (the plants will also grow in the sun, but won't thrive if they are in a spot that gets baked by summer heat). Even though vinca is extremely drought tolerant, the plant still prefers a slightly moist, well-drained soil.
Perennial vinca is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Outside: Part sun
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Vinca, PerennialAstilbe
The feathery foliage and flowers of Astilbe provides textural contrast to the creeping, leathery leaves of Perennial Astilbe.
Plant Perennial Vinca in your shade garden and let it ramble around taller perennials like Hosta.
The early flowers of Hellebore contrast nicely with the evergreen foliage and spring bloom of Perennial Vinca.