Lesser Periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Lesser Periwinkle - Vinca minor  'Gertrude Jekyll'

Common Name: Lesser Periwinkle
Genus: Vinca
Species: minor
Cultivar: 'Gertrude Jekyll'

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: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April to September

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

This prostrate evergreen shrub forms a neat carpet of lance-shaped dark green leaves - excellent for suppressing weeds in sun or partial shade. The wonderful pure-white flowers - borne over a long period from April to September - are valuable for lightening dark areas. More compact than other varieties it's perfect where space is limited.

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


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