Greater Periwinkle

Vinca major

Greater Periwinkle - Vinca major

Common Name: Greater Periwinkle
Genus: Vinca
Species: major

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, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Any sun level or shadeSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Will tolerant a wide range of soil moisture levels

Evergreen shrub primarily used as informal ground-cover. Dark green leaves and violet-blue flowers on arching shoots over a long period from Spring to Autumn. Grows extremely quickly and probably best suited to larger gardens in that respect. For smaller gardens Vinca minor would be a more suitable alternative.

This plant can be invasive once established, able to self-layer. Prune hard in Spring to restrict growth.

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Periwinkle - Vinca difformis

Vinca difformis

Greater Periwinkle - Vinca major  'Variegata'

Greater Periwinkle
Vinca major 'Variegata'

Lesser Periwinkle - Vinca minor

Lesser Periwinkle
Vinca minor