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What is Myrtle ground cover?

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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.

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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.

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