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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

VINCA difformis 'Jenny Pym'

Commonly known as Periwinkle

Pinkish-purple flowers with a distinctive white centre

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each, 10+ £8.50 each


  • Evergreen - narrowly lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves to 7cm (2¾in) long
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - 30cm (12in)
  • Spread - indefinite
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil - prostrate subshrub. Produces flowers on upright shoots
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun - for best flowering
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - can be cut back hard in early spring
  • Pests & Diseases - fungal diseases Phoma blight and rhizoctonia. Rust
  • Place of origin - southwestern Europe, northern Africa
  • Flower Shape - Star-shaped - - to 4cm (1½in) across
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - - any but very dry

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