Lesser Periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Illumination'

Lesser Periwinkle - Vinca minor  'Illumination'

Common Name: Lesser Periwinkle
Genus: Vinca
Species: minor
Cultivar: 'Illumination'

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: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: Gold, Green, VariegatedFlowering 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

Marvellous mid-blue flowers from April to September and glossy golden leaves with dark-green margins. This striking variegated evergreen plant is excellent ground-cover for a small sunny border. Introduced in 2001 the trailing stems are ideal for softening hard landscaping or for spilling over the edges of a hanging basket.

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

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