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Creeping Myrtle 6-18"
Creeping Myrtle is a popular choice for a ground cover.
Scientific Name: Vinca Minor, Periwinkle
USDA Climate Zone: 4-9
Height: 6-12 inches
Spread: 1 to 3 feet
Soil type: Sandy, clay, well-drained, widely adaptable
Sun: Full sun - Full shade
This species of periwinkle creeps across the ground and provides a beautiful ground cover.
This ground cover has smooth, dark, and dense green leaves that are approximately 2" long. They have brilliant blue flowers that are shaped like stars. It grows slowly at first, but once the plant is established, it will need little or no maintenance. It is known to be an allergy-free plant. In the spring you can cut it back and watch as it grows into a beautiful ground cover. It is excellent for trailing on slopes, in rock gardens, or on banks. It is a suitable type of ground cover to help smother weeds in a garden area. It grows rapidly and is excellent for filling in bare spots as well. It blooms from spring until frost.