Vinca

Botanical Name: VINCA MINOR – COMMON PERIWINKLE

Vinca is an evergreen to semi-evergreen, trailing vine that reaches length up to 3 feet. The stems are slender, somewhat woody and green in color. The opposite, glossy leaves are approximately 1 inch long and narrowly elliptical in shape. Some varieties have variegated leaf colors.

Flowers are violet to blue (possibly white) in color, 1 inch wide, and 5-petaled. It is still commonly used as an ornamental ground cover.

Botanical Name: Vinca Minor – Common Periwinkle
Exposure: Partial sun to full shade
Hardiness Zone: 3 – 8
Bloom Time: Late March and April
Height: 6″