Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full shade to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, requires only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing 6 to 8 in. tall, spreading wider.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Deer Resistant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:VING-ka MI-nor
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing 6 to 8 in. tall, spreading wider.
Special features:Deer Resistant
Foliage color:Variegated
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Blue
Design IdeasThe variegated foliage of this trailer makes it light up the shade as it covers the ground. It looks fine on shady banks or trailing over the side of a container or low retaining wall.
Companion PlantsFragrant Sarcococca (Sarcococca ruscifolia) is a good choice for shade and its evergreen foliage combines well with the periwinkle. In damper spots, try Fingerleaf Rodgersia (Rodgersia aesculifolia)for its horse-chestnut-shaped leaves. Halcyon Plantain Lily (Hosta x 'Halcyon') will grow up through the groundcover, offering an upright contrast.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Pruning time: early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full shade to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, requires only occasional watering.
History:
Vinca is a genus of about twelve trailing plants of the Old World. Also known as running myrtle, these plans were quite popular in America during the Victorian age and often planted in graveyards due to their medieval association with death. The plants have therefore naturalized in warmer regions of the U.S. and often become troublesome invaders.
Lore:
Vinca was commonly used by the Romans and later during the Middle Ages to create garlands for those soon to be executed, probably because vinca wilts very quickly after being cut.