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Periwinkle (Vinca Minor, Vinca Major)

Periwinkle comes in both small-leafed and large-leafed varieties. It blooms mostly in the spring with blue or purple flowers. Throughout the summer it will bloom sporadically.

This is a fast-growing perennial vine that makes a superb evergreen groundcover. A bed beneath a tree is an ideal location for periwinkle, though it will happily spread in a sunny place as well. Keep in mind that it can become invasive.

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  • Prefers part shade to full sun 
  • It requires regular water 
  • Plant in good soil and occasionally fertilize when in bloom 
  • Once a year, trim back parts that may have become a bit scraggly-looking due to heat or cold