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Last updated 06/4/20 13:35.
Commonly known as Periwinkle, Trailing myrtle
The habit of stems taking root where they touch the ground gives the periwinkle its ability to rapidly cover bare soil. In some cases it can be invasive but can provide spots of flower colour in most months of the year.
Genus of 5 species of slender-stemmed, evergreen subshrubs and herbaceous perennials from woodland in Europe, North Africa and Central Asia.
V. minor, lesser periwinkle, is probably native to southern England.
Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
Full sun - for best flowering
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
Additional Features - Good to know - good groundcover for wildlife garden. Can be cut back hard in spring. Full sun produces best flowering though plants are more comfortable in partial shade.
Pests & Diseases - fungal diseases Phoma blight and rhizoctonia. Rust
Place of origin - Europe, northern Africa, central Asia
Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant