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White Periwinkle, 'Vinca minor' 'Alba', is a fast spreading evergreen groundcover with glossy, dark green foliage that is as attractive during winter as it is in summer. In early spring, the carpet of foliage becomes covered in pretty pure-white periwinkle flowers.
White Periwinkle is easy to grow in the right conditions. It will fill a space faster if grown in organic, moist, well-drained loamy soil, but it will also grow quite well in heavy clay as long as it gets adequate moisture. That being said, it will tolerate periods of dry weather. If the foliage begins to wilt during a long summer drought provide supplemental water. More flowers will be produced if the plants are growing in a spot that provides some morning sun or filtered light during the day. It will tolerate full sun in zones 3 to 6 but requires afternoon shade in zones 7-8. It must have all-day shade in zone 9.
White Periwinkle is great evergreen groundcover in shade gardens because deciduous plants like hosta lily, perennial ferns and others have no trouble popping right through it in spring. The vines are quite aggressive, and will quickly form a dense carpet, but do not climb, cover or choke out other plants in the garden.
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Very goodAugust 17th 2014
Plants arrived promptly in well protected package. Plants had abundant foliage and well developed root systems in evenly moist soil...I am very pleased..
Reply from Gardener Direct:
Hi Mark - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review. We're happy to hear the you were pleased with the quality of the plants. We have Vinca minor growing in many shady areas of our own gardens here in mid Georgia. It's the perfect low-growing evergreen groundcover plant for larger shady spaces because it allows hosta lilies and other shade loving perennials to pop right through in spring, and will not smother or climb shrubs or trees. The only problem we've ever had with Vinca was root rot caused my too much moisture in the soil. Vinca likes a moist but well-drained soil. Constantly soggy soil is a killer. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!