Vinca

Vinca

Common Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle, Flower-of-Death, Vinca minor

 

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)

Genus: Vinca (VIN-kuh) (Info)

Species: minor (MY-nor) (Info)

 

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

 

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

 

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

 

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

 

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

 

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

 

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Purple

White/Near White

 

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

 

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

 

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

 

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

 

Patent Information:

Non-patented

 

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

By simple layering

 

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

 

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