VINCA

Commonly known as Periwinkle, Trailing myrtle

All Flower MAR-SEPT

The habit of stems taking root where they touch the ground gives the periwinkle its ability to rapidly cover bare soil. In some cases it can be invasive but can provide spots of flower colour in most months of the year.

Genus of 5 species of slender-stemmed, evergreen subshrubs and herbaceous perennials from woodland in Europe, North Africa and Central Asia.

V. minor, lesser periwinkle, is probably native to southern England.

 

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Full sun
    For best flowering
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Good groundcover for wildlife garden. Can be cut back hard in spring. Full sun produces best flowering though plants are more comfortable in partial shade.
    Pests & Diseases
    Fungal diseases Phoma blight and rhizoctonia. Rust
    Place of origin
    Europe, northern Africa, central Asia
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Vinca - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of VINCA

VINCA difformis 'Jenny Pym'

VINCA difformis 'Jenny Pym'

Periwinkle

pinkish-purple flowers with a distinctive white centre

 
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VINCA major

VINCA major

Greater periwinkle

large bright blue flowers

 
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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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VINCA minor

VINCA minor

Lesser periwinkle, Running myrtle

excellent ground cover, small blue flowers

 
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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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