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Vinca minor

English
  • Lawns and Ground Covers
Lesser periwinkle.
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Lise Servant)

Onglets

Botany

Origin and description

Creeping habit. Can become invasive.
Blooms: blue lilac, June
Foliage: green, persisting
Height: 15 cm
Spacing: 30 cm

Species, cultivars and related plants

See also 'Variegata' cultivar

Common name

Lesser periwinkle

Latin name (genus)

Vinca minor

French common name

Botanical family

  • Apocynaceae
Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: full sun, partial shade, shade

Slow growth.

Well drained and cool soil.

Use

Ground covers - Woodlands

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