Scientific Name: Vinca minor Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:periwinkle , creeping myrtleTexture:Fine
Family Name:ApocynaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover, Invasive plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.1 - 0.2m x > 25m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Elliptic, Oblong, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, (Floriferous), Violet, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Follicle, Aggregate fruit, Green, Brown, Jun- May
Exposure: Full sun, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest
Key ID Features:Fast growing evergreen ground cover; leaves are glossy dark green, opposite, decussate; stems thin, flexible, will root at nodes, exudes milky sap when broken; flowers violet blue, trumpet shaped.