Vinca minor Characteristics
A beautiful addition to a large area in need of color and cover, Vinca minor is a hardy groundcover option.
Vinca minor can tolerate many types of soil, including average, sandy, or clay, and will thrive in full sun to part shade. While many other plants are not up to the challenge, Vinca minor can usually handle dry shade, though it usually isn't bothered by Pittsburgh's rainy climate.
Annual fertilization will give the flowers a boost in color, but is not required for the health of the plant. Colors can range from light blue, white, lavender, all the way to dark purple.
Vinca minor is commonly grown in areas where grass will not survive to due heavy shade and little water. Watering may be required until the roots are established.