Vinca minor blue flowers- a ground cover rich in flowers
Little periwinkle (bot. Vinca minor) is an undemanding, ground-covering and hardy species that will grace your garden in every season. In spring and autumn it forms a veritable sea of blue-violet flowers. In winter, it will impress you with its evergreen leaves and give your garden a lush green colour that is quite dreary in winter. Buy Vinca minor to enrich your garden
The right location for Vinca minor
Vinca minor, with its rich blue flowers, has its origins in southern and central Europe. Due to its European origin, it is ideally adapted to our local conditions. The flowering plant comes from mixed beech forests, which are native to our region. As these woods form a lush canopy of leaves that provides shade, blue evergreen can cope with sunny and shady locations. If you plant small-leaved evergreen in a sunny spot, it will grow much denser and produce more flowers. Vinca minor also makes few demands on the soil conditions. Ideal would be a humus and nutrient-rich soil that is moderately dry to moderately moist. The adaptable ground cover can be planted in sandy as well as loamy soil.
The small evergreen impresses with its abundance of flowers
This undemanding ground cover forms a carpet of violet-blue flowers in summer. The individual leaves consist of five asymmetrically arranged petals that are slightly turned to the right. Vinca minor is already in flower in the spring from April. From August to September, the plant forms an afterflower, giving your garden a sea of blue flowers even in autumn. The pretty blue flowers are not only enjoyed by gardeners. Small periwinkle is also very popular with bees. Densely overgrown areas of small evergreens are a valuable source of food for insects.
Skillfully set the scene for Vinca minor
Thanks to its flat-covering growth, the plant is very popular as a ground cover. Vinca minor does particularly well as an underplanting of large shrubs with a light crown. The tolerant roots of the blue evergreen make it suitable for underplanting less competitive shrubs, for example Snowball species and Hardwood, are possible. The dense carpet-like growth with a maximum height of 15cm is a natural weed control, as it does not allow other weeds to grow up. Due to its undemanding character and its beautiful flowers, blue periwinkle can be used on borders, in planters and planting strips. Various cranesbill and stilbe are nice partners and can easily be planted with small evergreens.
Everlasting grass is indispensable in a natural garden style
Small evergreens look particularly good in natural gardens. This native and bee-friendly plant can be used very well in farms, natural gardens and woodland gardens. Vinca minor can also be integrated into rock gardens and rhododendrons. It stands out with its beautiful blue colour and evergreen foliage, making it a gift to your garden at any time of year.
If you are looking for an evergreen ground cover with few requirements, choose the evergreen with blue flowers. Plant the Vinca minor ground cover in a shady spot and enjoy the rich colours that emerge from this plant. If you plant the ground cover in a sunny spot, it will produce a lot of purple flowers. Vincar Minor, as the evergreen is also called, can grow to about 15cm high. The plant is frost-hardy and is a natural remedy against weeds.
Buy Vinca minor
For one square metre you will need about 12 plants.
The plants are pot-grown, so you can use the small white evergreen all year round.