Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials
Trailing, arching stems that root where they touch soil make these plants useful as ground and bank covers. Shiny dark green, oval to oblong leaves. Lavender-blue, five-petaled, pinwheel-shaped flowers appear in leaf joints in early spring. Plant the larger species and its varieties 2–2 1/2 ft. apart, dwarf kinds 1/2 ft. apart. When plantings mound up or are layered with old stems, shear or mow before new spring growth begins. Will grow in almost any soil. Compete successfully with surface tree roots.Vinca major
The larger, more aggressive species. Leaves to 3 in. long, flowers to 2 in. across; mounds to 1–2 ft. high. Spreads rapidly; can be extremely invasive in sheltered, forested areas.
About 2 ft. tall, with equal or greater spread. Graygreen foliage. Dark purple flowers and lavender br...
Taller than other forms, with longer flower stems. Green or gray-green foliage.
China. Not as vigorous, large, or hardy as the American native C. radicans, but flowers are s...