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Vinca - perennial - zone 4

Posted by Treebeard51 4 (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 20, 12 at 13:48

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I live in Western Wisconsin, just north of the La Crosse area, which is zone 4.

I would like to plant perennial vinca's as a ground cover, but I'm concerned because I've seen contradictory information about them. The two sites I hope to use are in shade about half of the day. Any suggestions for varieties? Any other words of wisdom?

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RE: Vinca - perennial - zone 4

Vinca minor does very well in shady locations and I see a lot of it around the neighborhoods. My bank has a nice patch of it on both sides of the entryway.
I'm not sure how well it would tolerate hot sun.

RE: Vinca - perennial - zone 4

agree with maplebirch it does well in the shade. When you plant it, start at the most shady spot, and it will grow towards the sunny places without any help from you. Very
prolific, will overwhelm some gardens.

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