Vinca Minor, (Periwinkle) is a tough, multi-purpose groundcover. Creeping vines with glossy green foliage are covered in small purple flowers in late spring/early summer. Helps with soil erosion. Somewhat drought tolerant once established.
The Vinca Minor, also known as Periwinkle, is a landscaper favorite as it can take a variety of conditions and is a multi-purpous plant. Tough, low-maintenance, and pest-free, Vinca Minor has pretty broadleaf foliage and flowers; it is also useful for providing ground cover and is known for its creeping habit.The plants are tough enough to naturalize in many areas. The stems of these plants root at their joints as they creep along the ground and spread rapidly to become a pretty flowering ground cover able to fill in a large area and keep weeds down. Vinca minor vines most commonly put out a blue flower in spring, but the color can also be lavender, purple, or white. They may bloom now and again in summer, too. Once established, they are somewhat drought tolerant. Also useful in helping prevent soil erosion.
The vines need little care. They are deer-resistant, the flowers are rabbit-proof, and few insects eat them, so there is not much pest control to worry about.