Common Periwinkle

Vinca minor

Common Periwinkle  - Vinca minor

Common Periwinkle

Vinca minor

Vinca minor is the smaller version of it's larger cousin, Vinca major.  This dwarf version only get's about 6" tall by 18" wide.  It's great for stabilizing soil on slopes and embankments and will help in preventing erosion.  Plant it 8" to 16" on center for a nice dense blanket as it will naturalize in that area.  It's also deer tolerant and can take heavy shade.  Vinca minor can thrive in deep shade or cool sun.  Common Periwinkle will flower in the Spring with blueish lavender color flowers.  Native to Europe and Southern Russia.  USDA zones 4-8.  


Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Shade

Water Needs: Moderate

Bloom Season: Spring

Mature Height: 2-6"

Mature Width: 1-2'


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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