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Vinca minor /Dwarf Vinca

Vinca minor  / Vinca minor
A ground cover of dwarf vinca i n Michigan
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A ground cover of dwarf vinca i n Michigan

Closer image of the dwarf vinca as a ground cover in the Upper South

Makes an excellent ground cover in regions of the country where conditions are favorable

Thick carpet of foliage similar to dwarf Asian jasmine

Old established ground cover planting of the dwarf vinca

Makes a thick mat as a ground cover

Excellent ground cover for large, shady or sunny areas

New growth in spring

Weeds can become a problem in groundcovers if not prevented or remove

Growing in full sunlight

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Scientific Name: Vinca minor
Common Name: Dwarf Vinca
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This evergreen ground cover is low growing and carpetlike. It produces blue flowers in spring and summer. This ground cover is well adapted to the cooler regions of the country. It does not fare well in the hot humid South.