What is the difference between Vinca minor and Vinca major?



Vinca minor has slick, dark-green leaves and blue blossoms; Vinca major has soft green leaves and yellowish-white flowers. Both are used as vining ground covers and work well in containers, window boxes and hanging baskets. All Vinca flowers are single, and most varieties have overlapping petals.

Does Vinca minor choke out other plants?

Vinca minor, in most cases, will not choke out other plants growing in the area. They just fill in around them. Vinca major, being more aggressive, can take over other plants in your flower bed.

Does Vinca minor spread through mulch?

As the vinca plants grow and the pine straw decomposes, the vinca will find plenty of opportunities to root down. Once the vinca has become established, be careful to only mulch areas between where the vinca plants are growing. Vinca minor, in particular, doesn’t seem to respond well to having mulch piled on it.

Does Vinca major come back every year?





Vinca is grown as an annual. It will often return in following summers from self-sown seed.
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Does Vinca minor spread quickly?

Vinca Minor Care. Vinca minor vines have a low sprawling habit, typically growing 3 to 6 inches in height and 18 inches in length. The stems of these plants root at their joints as they creep along the ground and spread rapidly to become a pretty flowering ground cover able to fill in a large area and discourage weeds.

Do vincas need to be cut back?

Vinca flowers bloom from May to October. Drastic pruning is not necessary as this plant is considered self cleaning. You do not have to remove spent blooms in order for the plant to rebloom. If you wish to tidy up the plant, you can pinch off spent blooms to encourage a faster rebloom time.

How long will vincas last?

one year





Normally, the vinca minor plant lasts only one year, however, that depends on where the periwinkle plant is growing. In northern climates, this ornamental plant would be considered an annual that usually last for only one year. However, in warmer climates, it can grow as a perennial.

How do you keep vincas blooming?


Quote from video: Simply keep it loose and fertile. So for the first point you have to provide it a bright. Area for all type of flowering plants the most important thing is sunlight.

Do vincas like sun or shade?

Vinca Flower Care



Vinca needs little maintenance, and deadheading isn’t required. They do well in full sun to part shade, and can tolerate some drought, although they flower best with regular watering. Check out the top 15 easy flowers anyone can grow.

What grows well with Vinca minor?

Complement your Vinca, Perennial with these varieties:

  • Hellebore. The early flowers of Hellebore contrast nicely with the evergreen foliage and spring bloom of Perennial Vinca.
  • Hosta. Plant Perennial Vinca in your shade garden and let it ramble around taller perennials like Hosta.
  • Astilbe.




What happens to Vinca minor in winter?

Vinca (Vinca minor), also called myrtle and common periwinkle, is often used as a beautiful ground cover with blue, lavender or white blooms throughout the spring and summer months. Vinca is a perennial and in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 to 9, it generally survives the winter.

How far apart should I plant Vinca minor?

PLANT PROFILE, Vinca Major, Vinca Minor

Does Vinca major come back every year?

Vinca is grown as an annual. It will often return in following summers from self-sown seed.
23 мар. 1999

Do vincas need to be cut back?

Vinca flowers bloom from May to October. Drastic pruning is not necessary as this plant is considered self cleaning. You do not have to remove spent blooms in order for the plant to rebloom. If you wish to tidy up the plant, you can pinch off spent blooms to encourage a faster rebloom time.

Is there a difference between vinca and vinca vine?

Quote from video: Today we are discussing a plant profile this is vinca major there is also binkham minor the main difference is between between the two is vinca.



What is the difference between vinca and Myrtle?

Dear N.S.: Myrtle is a common name for Vinca minor, a hardy mostly evergreen trailing woody plant that is used as a groundcover. It is native to Europe. It has small pale violet blue flowers in the spring. Another common name, lesser periwinkle, is the source of the name of the color periwinkle blue, like the flowers.

How do you encourage Vinca to spread?

Vinca is drought-tolerant and doesn’t require supplemental watering except on the hottest days. Fertilize vinca with a granular time-release fertilizer in early spring to encourage new growth and spread.

What grows well with Vinca minor?

Complement your Vinca, Perennial with these varieties:

  • Hellebore. The early flowers of Hellebore contrast nicely with the evergreen foliage and spring bloom of Perennial Vinca.
  • Hosta. Plant Perennial Vinca in your shade garden and let it ramble around taller perennials like Hosta.
  • Astilbe.