Small vinca plants—also known as ocean periwinkle or creeping myrtle—are beautiful purple flowering plants that can make an excellent ground cover for your garden with minimal maintenance. The plant is a member of the dogbane family and native to parts of Europe, Asia and Turkey.
Vinca Minor is considered a trailing subshrub, growing along the ground and rooting along its stems. These plants do not really climb, but instead form a large ground colony with glossy, dark green leaves with a leathery texture.
With a little effort, you can reap its benefits by sowing its seeds and nurturing them to maturity to enjoy for years.