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Is Myrtle a perennial?

Periwinkle's flowers are a lovely shade of See more pictures of perennials. The charming periwinkle, also called myrtle, has a long history. Originally a native of southern Europe, plants were brought over by the colonists, and now it has naturalized over much of the Northeast.

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Similarly, is Myrtle A good ground cover?

Myrtle ground cover does best when planted in early spring or fall so that the roots have a chance to become established before extreme temperatures arrive. It grows best in full sun to partial shade and will thrive in almost any soil.

Subsequently, question is, how do I care for Myrtle ground cover? Creeping myrtle grows best in evenly moist, rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6 to 8, although it will adapt to average soil. It prefers partial shade, but will grow in full shade and makes a good ground cover beneath shade trees. Full sun will reduce its vigor and may turn its leaves yellow.

Secondly, how fast does Myrtle spread?

Creeping myrtle is a fast-spreading, 4- to 8-inch-tall, evergreen groundcover with shiny green leaves borne in pairs on long, arching stems. Star-like, 1-inch-wide blue flowers bloom for one month in spring.

Is Myrtle the same as periwinkle?

Other vernacular names used in cultivation include small periwinkle, common periwinkle, and sometimes in the United States, myrtle or creeping myrtle.

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