|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.
More upright-growing than Common Periwinkle, it spreads rampantly and has naturalized in wild areas of warmer zones.
Attributes - Vinca major
Plant Type: Ground Cover
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Blue, Lavender
Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 8 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Long Blooming, Low Maintenance.