Greater Periwinkle

Vinca major 'Variegata'

Greater Periwinkle - Vinca major  'Variegata'

Common Name: Greater Periwinkle
Genus: Vinca
Species: major
Cultivar: 'Variegata'

The Latin translation of the word Vinca refers to the strong shoots of plants in this Genus and their ability to restrict and constrain.

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.75 m (75 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, Variegated, Cream, WhiteFlowering Period: April to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Large blue-violet or dark violet flowers on arching shoots from April to September and dark green leaves with creamy-white margins. This vigorous variegated evergreen shrub is attractive ground-cover for large expanses of ground. Flowering best in full sun it's a useful low-maintenance choice for sloping banks that are hard to mow.

Garden Care: To prevent the plant from becoming invasive cut back any unwanted shoots in spring.

Goes well with: Choisya ternata Kerria japonica Hedera colchica 'Dentata Variegata' Ajuga reptans atropurpurea Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White' Galanthus nivalis

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