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.
Probably one of hardiest palms; has survived brief (but not prolonged) temperature drops to 0°F/°
Hardy to 0°F/°18°C, but foliage is damaged by winter cold. Chinese native. Dense, uprigh...
Includes several subspecies, all stocky plants 1 1/2–3 ft. tall and wide, with narrow gray or gr...