What Is Myrtle Ground Cover?

What Is Myrtle Ground Cover?

Creeping myrtle ground cover is an easy-to-grow, low-to-the-ground plant that is low maintenance and a fast growing evergreen, according to Axl J. Amistaadt for SFGate. It can also be called common periwinkle, Vinca minor or lesser periwinkle.

Myrtle ground cover is hardy in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 through 9, according to Amistaadt. This hard-to-kill dense carpet of plant growth blooms from mid-spring to summer. It only needs a gentle mowing once a year with the lawn mower raised to the highest setting. Mowing the myrtle ground cover keeps it under control. It is easy to propagate through dividing the root clump.