Plant A Day – Common Periwinkle

Common Periwinkle Vinca minor

Common Periwinkle
Vinca minor

Common Periwinkle, Vinca, Myrtle, whatever you want to call it is a garden ground cover that occasionally escapes and can cover a forest floor.  We don’t see it so much in the northern part of the state, but it has been a real problem in southern Indiana.  The virtues that make it a great ground cover are those same things that make it a problem.  So, if you’re going to use it, keep an eye on it and if you see it spreading beyond your garden, destroy it!

It can really cover the ground!

It can really cover the ground!

Closeup of leaf

Closeup of leaf

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