Gardening With Periwinkle Ground Cover Plants
Ground cover plants are often underestimated and quite a few of us fail to realize their caliber. They are amongst the most desired plants and gardeners grow them to cover their garden bed rapidly with beautiful green foliage. There are so many choices when it comes to ground cover plants for your garden. One of the most popular is periwinkle ground cover. Gardening with periwinkle ground cover gives your yard a visually soft, clean appearance, due to its glossy foliage and small flowers that bloom in a variety of gentle hues. Periwinkle ground cover spreads quickly with glossy oblong leaves and single purple, blue or white flowers that bloom in spring. The periwinkle ground cover plants also known as Vinca major, Vinca minor or myrtle. Periwinkle ground cover thrives in areas of the garden that provide partial sun to shade. These plants may experience burned leaves when exposed to full sunlight. Periwinkle tolerates most soil conditions but it thrives in moist, well-drained soil, rich in organic content, with a pH of 6.0 to 8.0. Fertilizing periwinkle with a 10-10-10 complete fertilizer during the spring promotes healthy growth.
Before planting periwinkle ground cover plants, make sure it is what you want in the area, as it is difficult to remove once established. Periwinkle appears low on the exotic invasive list, but can escape cultivation in the garden. It is rarely found escaping into undisturbed woodlands.