Lesser Periwinkle or Vinca minor

Lesser periwickle

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Lesser Periwinkle

The lesser Periwinkle is an evergreen, and can
be found as a groundcover in woods. Periwinkle
flowers early in spring and forms purple-blue flowers
with five petals. Periwinkle grows in every soil
and grows in the sun or in the shadow.

Cultivars of Lesser Periwinkle

The most well known cultivar is the "Gertrude Jekyll" with white

Lesser Periwinkle or Vinca minor

Lesser Periwinkle reproduction

By far the most important way of propagation is by the fast growig rhizomes. The blue-purple flowers are often covered by the leaves of the periwinkle. For this reason those leaves are often removed if the periwinkle grows in the garden.