fast-spreading, 4- to 8-inch-tall, evergreen groundcover with shiny green leaves borne in pairs on long, arching stems. Star-like, 1-inch-wide blue flowers bloom for one month in spring. Cultivars include 'Bowles,' which blooms sporadically throughout the growing season, and variegated vinca, with creamy white-and-green leaves.
Noteworthy Characteristics: Roots where stems touch the ground.
Care: Provide dry to moist soil in full sun or deep shade. Old growth may be cut back to about 4 inches high in early spring to stimulate new growth. New roots form where stems touch the ground.
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Characteristics: Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage
Bloom Time: Early Spring, Late Spring, Spring
Flower Color: Blue, Purple, white, burgundy
Uses: Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Type: Perennials or annual depending on zones