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What is this ground cover



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Vinca minor, or the Periwinkle. it has a pretty blue flowers but if left alone it can dominate the landscapes.

18 Jun, 2021

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Jaf
 

Thanks

18 Jun, 2021

 

welcome to GoY
yes it does indeed look like Vinca. Useful in dark shady areas but can get out of hand.

18 Jun, 2021

jaf
Jaf
 

Thank you. I need something for shade. The “getting out of hand” part worries me though.

18 Jun, 2021

 

It actually looks like Dwarf Periwinkle (Vinca minor) to me. Still a spreader, but not as aggressive.

19 Jun, 2021

 

It really depends where you live in Canada. If you live anywhere else than milder regions you probably will not have a problem.
We live on southern Vancouver Island and Garden centers will not sell it as it is very aggressive spreader...despite what Tugbrethhil says (sorry Tug) We have many hills covered with it. England has a similar climate as we do here .....therefore Seaburn's comment .

19 Jun, 2021

 

although a spreader I do find it pulls out quite well. Depends on how much you have.

19 Jun, 2021

 

Klahanie, I'm sorry on two counts! First, when I first read your first answer, I could have sworn that I read Vinca major--obviously not so!
Second, I should have realized that, in the Pacific Northwest of North America, even a slow spreader like Vinca minor could easily cover square kilometers, if left to itself. It's far different in my climate!

20 Jun, 2021

 

Tugbrethil, no reason to be sorry :-)
We are " blessed" to have both, minor and major. Yes, plants behave differently in various climates. In our region it is the ivy which is perhaps more invasive than vinca.
Some plants you consider invasive and nuisance in your region are well behaved here.

20 Jun, 2021

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