periwinkle – vinca minor

5 Apr

periwinkle 002This unassuming little ground plant has spreading stems of waxy green leaves only about 1/2″ long and each Spring opens lavender/blue flowers about 3/4″ across.  Traditionally thought of as a plant for shady areas, my experience has been that the plant will spread very, very slowly and seldom flower unless it gets at least a little sun each day.

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One Response to “periwinkle – vinca minor”

  1. SnapInTime April 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    I agree… My vinca are in shade most of the day, but get just a bit of sun for a few hours in the afternoon and thrive as a very nice groundcover. The flowers are among the very first signs of spring here! I love them.

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