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Asked April 22, 2020, 12:44 PM EDT

HI, Im new to gardening. The former owner of my property was using these two plants for ground cover and there are some areas where they need replenishment. Can you please help me identify them? Thanks!

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

The first photo shows the groundcover vinca, and the second is pachysandra.

Here is our groundcover page: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/flowers/groundcovers

You may want to consider removal of the vinca if you are near a natural wooded area as it has been known to become invasive.
Here is a page about it and a disease it can be susceptible to:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/phomopsis-and-phoma-dieback-vinca


Christine