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VINCA minor

Commonly known as Lesser periwinkle, Running myrtle

Excellent ground cover, small blue flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    leaves to 5cm (2in) long
  • Blue
  • Height
    10-20cm (4-8in)
  • Spread
    Indefinite
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
    Prostrate, mat-forming shrub with long, trailing shoots.
  • 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 in soil that retains moisture.
  • Partial shade

VINCA minor

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be cut back hard in spring to restrict growth.
    Pests & Diseases
    Fungal diseases Phoma blight and rhizoctonia. Rust
    Place of origin
    Europe, southern Russia, northern Caucasus
  • 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 minor

VINCA minor 'Alba'

VINCA minor 'Alba'

Lesser periwinkle

white form

 
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VINCA minor 'Argenteovariegata'

VINCA minor 'Argenteovariegata'

Lesser periwinkle

leaves variegated white, flowers light blue

 
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VINCA minor 'Atropurpurea'

VINCA minor 'Atropurpurea'

Lesser periwinkle

flowers purple-violet, leaves green

 
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VINCA minor 'Aureovariegata'

VINCA minor 'Aureovariegata'

Lesser periwinkle

leaves variegated yellow, flowers light blue

 
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VINCA minor 'Bowles Variety'

VINCA minor 'Bowles Variety'

Lesser periwinkle

('La Grave') - large azure-blue flowers and green leaves

 
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VINCA minor 'Illumination'

VINCA minor 'Illumination'

Lesser periwinkle

striking selection with irregular yellow leaves edged green. An excellent rock plant

 
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