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It should be placed in a bright spot that is away from direct sunlight to avoid generating too much heat. Vinca minor f. alba ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ has dark green leaves and brilliant white flowers. For prevention, it is advisable to pay attention for the plant spacing so that sufficient air can circulate between the individual plants. An infestation mainly occurs when the location is characterized by an excessively high humidity. Thus you can leave the dwarf periwinkle in the garden, even in winter. Even slugs will usually avoid the plant. In general, the dwarf periwinkle is believed to originate from the Mediterranean and Southern Central Europe. Compost will help loosen the soil, provide nutrients for your plant, and improve drainage. Plant vinca seeds indoors three to four months before the last frost of the season. Water … Vinca minor thrives best in 24 to 38 °C (75 to 100 °F) daytime temperatures, while nighttime temperatures should be between 20 to 24 °C (68 to 75 °F). Lauren has worked for Aurora, Colorado managing the Water-Wise Garden at Aurora Municipal Center for the Water Conservation Department. If, for example, the plant has been placed in a very sunny spot, it may be necessary to water it every day during the hot season. It thrives in different locations, such as under trees or on slopes. However, it is often much better to remove and dispose the plant immediately, in order to prevent spreading. Fertilizer in the Vinca plant promotes its shiny … It’s not surprising that more and more gardeners are getting interested in this evergreen, Give it balanced fertilizer regularly every month; it will help in plant growth and flower production. Today the “dwarf periwinkle” is very popular, so it is not surprising that the plant is often seen. In addition, the plant is very robust and not particularly prone to pests or diseases. The plant can thus also be easily cultivated by beginners. Spring is the best time for the planting of vinca minor: When you finally plant the vinca minor into your garden, it is advisable to keep a certain planting distance, so that the dwarf periwinkle will delight you with a magnificent growth and a beautiful bloom. The young plants are then pricked after about three to six weeks. If you don't have any Ziploc bags handy, you can sow your seeds under a glass container. Plant the periwinkle in well-drained soil rich with organic matter in a site that receives full sun or partial shade. Please consider making a contribution to wikiHow today. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. The dwarf periwinkle is not only a real eyecatcher, but also quite unpretentious when it comes to the care. Vinca minor can be completely or partially replanted without problems. They typically stand only 3 to 6 inches off the ground, but their trailing stems can reach 18 inches in length. For example, you should only use ten to twelve plants on one square meter of area if you want the area to become green quickly. Local department and gardening stores sell bags of peat moss for anywhere between $10 and $40, depending on the size and brand. Common periwinkle (Vinca minor) is an ideal plant for tough spots. Last Updated: August 1, 2020 In winter, however, you should only slightly pour the plant. Immediately after cutting, you should place the cuttings either in a pot with conventional moist soil or in moist peat. However, besides the dwarf periwinkle, the bigleaf periwinkle, the vinca major, can be seen in gardens as well as in parks. Rusts can usually be fought only with chemical agents. Vinca minor's small, trailing roots need plenty of space to grow quickly. Cover the seeds lightly with soil, then lay a damp newspaper over the tray because germinating seeds of vinca … The sowing of the dwarf periwinkle is quite difficult for beginners. For very severe frosts it is however advisable to cover the plant with brushwood or garden fleece. If you use garden soil, the soil needs to enrich for Vinca Minor. Every day at wikiHow, we work hard to give you access to instructions and information that will help you live a better life, whether it's keeping you safer, healthier, or improving your well-being. Cuttings left from pruning can be used for. This article was co-authored by Lauren Kurtz. Ziploc bags trap moisture are help the seeds germinate. When the temperatures are between 24 and 28 degrees in the day and between 20 and 24 degrees in the night, the germination conditions are perfect. % of people told us that this article helped them. References. This article has been viewed 14,107 times. For this purpose, usually quite flat growing varieties are chosen, such as the vinca minor Anna and the vinca minor Marie. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 14,107 times. Periwinkle is often also called creeping vinca … The vinca minor is toxic in all parts. Mulch in between the plants. Since the dwarf periwinkle is quite robust, hardly any pests and diseases are known for this beautiful plant. Vinca minor prefers a half schady or shady place. Likewise, however, it is also possible to use the beautiful plant for grave decoration. It grows in all circumstances, in permeable, fresh, warm and humid soils. Within a short time, the cuttings will already form roots, so you can then replant them into the garden or into a larger pot. With Vinca minor you can cover your garden in an efficient and beautiful way. Generally, however, you should sparingly pour the plants in winter. Creeping myrtle or Vinca minor is a trailing flowering plant, and is commonly grown as a groundcover in temperate regions. Lauren Kurtz is a Naturalist and Horticultural Specialist. Immediately after cutting, you should place the cuttings either in a pot with conventional moist soil or in moist peat. Vinca minor, or lesser periwinkle, is a climbing vine that grows well in many different climates and will climb walls or over the ground. Plant multiple lesser periwinkle transplants only a few inches apart in order to cover an area in a short amount of time. However, in order to successfully extract the dwarf periwinkle from seeds, all conditions have to optimally harmonize with one another. Then, water well and tamp down the soil with your hands to void any possible air pockets, which can cause root rot. Because of this, you should not leave your pets, such as rabbits, dogs and cats, as well as your children, near this plant unattended. The trailing vines will root and establish new plants … If a quick greening is not so important to you, then you can also safely use fewer plants. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. Vinca minor, or common periwinkle, is easy to propagate from division, stem cuttings and seed. There are 16 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. The grey leaf spot disease is recognizable by its clearly visible brown patches. While there are many initial differences in how vinca major is different from vinca minor, I will only touch on the differences in use that a homeowner would need to consider.. If it happens that your children or pets are eating pieces of the plant, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. Mulch with shredded leaves or cedar bark to conserve moisture and reduce weed competition. However, the beautiful plant is difficult to grow in completely dark spots. Remove rust with chemical agents or remove affected plants completely. Cutting of the dwarf periwinkle is not necessary. Vinca minor grow and care – subshrub vine herbaceous of the genus Vinca also known as Lesser periwinkle or Dwarf periwinkle, Vinca minor perennial evergreen or annual used as ornamental ground cover or medical plant, can grow … Your support helps wikiHow to create more in-depth illustrated articles and videos and to share our trusted brand of instructional content with millions of people all over the world. Gently press down on the soil … Vinca minor vines stay short, sprawling out over the ground. https://www.thejoyofplants.co.uk/growing-under-glass-guide-cloches, http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/detail.php?pid=544, https://gardenerdy.com/how-to-grow-care-for-creeping-myrtle-vinca-minor, https://hvp.osu.edu/pocketgardener/source/description/vi_minor.html, http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/what_to_do_about_compacted_soil, http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/propagation_pricking1.shtml, https://www.radiogardensense.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/July_22_2017_.20160517.pdf, consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. Most jiffy pots are made of peat moss and wood pulp, which are 100% biodegradable. Vinca minor, commonly called lesser or dwarf periwinkle, myrtle, creeping myrtle or vinca covers the ground year-round with its evergreen foliage. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. Although temperature is important, vinca minor is a hardy plant that can successfully thrive in a wide range of temperatures. Amid the current public health and economic crises, when the world is shifting dramatically and we are all learning and adapting to changes in daily life, people need wikiHow more than ever. With a bit of effort, you can reap their benefits by sowing their seeds and caring for them into maturity to enjoy for years to come. When growing in this region, confine your vinca to a pot or plant it in an … This is from my experience on growing vinca in landscape and utility settings.. Vinca minor is an evergreen trailing ground cover plant … Later, the Romans brought this beautiful plant with them, spreading it throughout Europe. Vinca minor, the “dwarf periwinkle”, is one of the groundcovers. Vinca minor is a very robust plant and it is also winterhart. She earned a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from Western Michigan University in 2014. Plant parts affected with grey spot should be removed immediately. For the first season, deep, infrequent watering is preferable. 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 keep weeds down. Rust is recognizable by the characteristic round, black-brown spots. As an evergreen plant with magnificent, long lasting flowers, the vinca minor very much used in gardens and parks. However, the soil should not be frozen. 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Both sorts, however, are not only different in size. In general, however, the plant is also referred to as “lesser periwinkle” or “myrtle”. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. The perfect time to divide the plant is in spring. Make sure that each cutting has one or two pairs of leaves. The soil may also be slightly acidic or chalky. The evergreen leaves as well as the long lasting blossom splendor make the dwarf periwinkle something very special. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil. In addition, seed is rarely sold in the stores. By using our site, you agree to our. Plant vinca plants 12 to 15 inches apart. About 5 to 15 percent organic matter in your soil is optimal. Always lift each seedling one at a time, and never hold them by the roots or stem—this can damage the plant. The dwarf periwinkle belongs to the family of the dogbane plants and is thus poisonous. Always make sure plants are spaced enough for adequate air circulation and your planting region is not too humid. Periwinkle has shallow, spreading, fibrous roots that hold soil in place. When to Plant Annual Vinca Seeds. On the other hand, you must not use bark to cover the plants, since it emits tannic acid. Fertilize the vinca minor once a month during the growing season with a granular 10-10-10 formula, at the rate suggested on the fertilizer label. However, the soil should not be frozen. These also have a fairly fine foliage, so they don’t have an all too bulky appearance. Although it prefers rich, slightly moist soil, it tolerates a wide range of conditions, including clay, alkaline soils and drought. You can quickly learn how to plant vinca seeds in two simple steps. In the later phase of the disease the individual spots on the leaves will merge. Please consider making a contribution to wikiHow today. A common question that I get is how does vinca minor compare to vinca major. Maintain a distance of 0.78 to 1.18 inches (2.0 to 3.0 cm) between each plant. When pricking, you should maintain a distance of about two to three centimeters between the plants. Layer them over the soil and then cover them with approximately 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) or less of peat moss. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Set the pot in a window that receives full sun all day. Plants vinca minor as deep as the container it is currently in. Cut back the vinca minor to 1/3 its size in the spring. It is also called lesser periwinkle or creeping myrtle. How to Fertilize Vinca Before planting, till in about 3 inches of organic matter, such as compost or peat moss, to make the area more conducive to Vinca minor. Dig the soil up with a shovel to the depth of 12 inches deep in a planting area with good draining soil … Cuttings can generally be generated from May to autumn. You can enjoy this wonderful flower from spring to the end of the summer. The multiplication of the vinca minor is possible not only by sowing, but also by dividing it or by using cuttings.CuttingsCuttings can generally be generated from May to autumn. It blooms in late spring and occasionally in summer and … Vinca minor plants—also known as periwinkle flowers or creeping myrtles—are beautiful, purple flowering plants that can provide great ground cover for your yard with a minimal amount of maintenance. While vinca grows as an annual in most of the United States, it's a perennial in the plant hardiness zones 10 and 11. Fill a seed tray with a specialized seed-starting potting soil. The plant is not only available in blue-violet, but also in many other colours. Do not use flowering vinca stems. Whether in the garden or in parks, the dwarf periwinkle is a real eyecatcher. Already towards the end of May you can put the plants in a bed. Spread your vinca minor seeds over the peat. Select cuttings from the horizontal stems, not the flowering stems. This perennial plant is known for its beautiful small purple flowers and shiny dark green foliage. It's easier to do this when the soil is moist. Add a 1- to 2-inch layer of mulch around vinca minor plants. To propagate, divide plants from autumn to spring. Later on, vinca minor was introduced in Northern Europe and the British Isles under the name “Gartenflüchtling”. Only heavy as well as compacted soils are completely unsuitable for the dwarf periwinkle. You should begin by lining the bottom of a cloche container with pebbles for drainage, placing the plant on top of them, and then covering the container with its lid. This article has been viewed 14,107 times. With a more advanced infestation, there is no other option left than to dispose the whole plant, since the grey leaf spot disease can usually not be fought. It’s ideal for growing in shady sites, but you will get far more flowers where the light is good. To do this, proceed as follows. In addition, bark mulch promotes the growth of field horsetail. Only rusts, the grey leaf spot disease and the phoma root and stem rot may attack the vinca minor under certain circumstances. Fertilizers are not necessary. This adversely affects the growth of the plant. Depending on which variety of periwinkle you have, the plant may even tolerate temperatures down to -20 degrees. A dibber is a pointed stick that creates holes in the ground. The plant should receive at least six hours of … She earned a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from Western Michigan University in 2014. The genus vinca has a total of five to seven varieties. Dividing established plants is the quickest way to propagate, but if you want lots of new plants taking cuttings … You should also make sure that the dwarf periwinkle gets enough water even in case of frost. You can find them at local gardening stores or online suppliers for about $1 for a 10-pack. We use cookies to make wikiHow great. In North America the plant is even growing in the wild. Fill each compartment until it is 3/4 full … In terms of height, each plant will grow to around 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) off the ground once mature. Vinca minor vines are considered somewhat invasive plants, so, if this is a concern for you, make it a point each year to keep their runners in check.But remember, the flip side of the coin for so-called “invasive plants… If the infestation is noticed at an early stage, the affected parts of the plant should be removed immediately. With regard to the soil, the dwarf periwinkle does not make any great demands. Look at the worldwide U.S. plant hardiness zones here: Avoid planting vinca minor next to natural areas to prevent disruption of local habitat. With its long stolons it covers even large areas and forms beautiful, blue-violet flowers. 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