VINCA major

Commonly known as Greater periwinkle

Large bright blue flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dark-green leaves to 9cm (3½in) long
  • Blue
  • Height
    45cm (18in)
  • Spread
    Indefinite
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
    Prostrate shrub with arching shoots. Produces flowers to 5cm (2in) across over a long period from mid-spring to autumn.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    For best flowering
  • Partial shade

VINCA major

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be cut back hard in spring to restrict growth.
    Medicinal properties
    Pests & Diseases
    Fungal diseases Phoma blight and rhizoctonia. Rust
    Place of origin
    Western Mediterranean
  • Flower Shape
    Star-shaped
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a shrub border
    Cottage garden
    Town garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all
    Any but very dry.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Vinca - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of VINCA major

VINCA major 'Surrey Marble'

VINCA major 'Surrey Marble'

Greater periwinkle

('Maculata') - leaves have a central splash of greenish-yellow. Grow in the open rather than shade for best effect

 
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VINCA major 'Variegata'

VINCA major 'Variegata'

Greater periwinkle

('Elegantissima') - silver variegated foliage

 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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