|Vigorous ground covers for shady areas, Periwinkles usually flower lavender-blue, but white and purple forms also exist. Plant in shady areas where nothing else will grow. Use on rough slopes or to cover unused areas, but take care, because Periwinkle can be invasive. Use forms with trailing, variegated foliage in hanging baskets and planter boxes. Also called Myrtle, the perennial Periwinkles are sometimes confused with the annual Madagascar Periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus. Sold in cell packs throughout the growing season.
This will not take over like Large Periwinkle, but it is as easy to grow and spreads well. It has intermittent, maroon-purple flowers and lush foliage.
Attributes - Vinca minor atropurpurea
Plant Type: Ground Cover
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Magenta, Purple
Height: 6 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Wet Soil. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance.