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Lesser periwinkle

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



Origin and description

Creeping habit. Can become invasive. Do not plant near a natural environment.

Blooms: blue lilac, June
Foliage: green, persisting
Height: 15 cm
Spacing: 30 cm

Common name

Lesser periwinkle

Latin name (genus)

Vinca minor

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Apocynaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: full sun, partial shade, shade

Slow growth.

Well drained and cool soil.


Ground covers - Woodlands

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Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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