Lesser Periwinkle

Vinca minor

Lesser Periwinkle - Vinca minor

Common Name: Lesser Periwinkle
Genus: Vinca
Species: minor

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: 0.20 m (20 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: 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: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Pretty pale blue or blue-violet flowers from April to September and lance-shaped dark green leaves. This pretty prostrate evergreen shrub is excellent ground-cover for the smaller garden. One of our recommended plants it's less invasive than Vinca major and grows in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

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


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