Vinca minor, better known as the periwinkle is a wonderful, low growing evergreen perennial with glossy green foliage on long stems that will root where they touch the ground.
Between April and September beautiful, five petalled, star shaped flowers appear in shades purple, blue and white scattered across the carpet of foliage. They are wonderful for brightening up dull parts of the garden and provide excellent groundcover, helping to keep weed in check. For something different, try growing periwinkles in hanging baskets so that the stems can trail over the sides. Although they flower best in sunshine, they do very well in partial shade and will even tolerate growing in shadow.
Supplied as 12 plug plants, ready to be potted on or planted out into your garden. You’ll receive 3 each of the following:
Vinca minor ‘Bowles’ – Bright lavender blue flowers, and a holder of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, growing to 15 cm (6 in) in height and spreading 60 cm (2 ft).
Vinca minor ‘Colada’ – A lovely periwinkle with dotted with white flowers, reaching 15 cm (6 in) in height and spreading 1 m (3 ft).
Vinca minor ‘Verino’ – A beautiful, periwinkle with rich, deep magenta flowers that grows to 20 cm (8 in) in height and spreads 50 cm (20 in).
Vinca minor ‘Hawaii’ – Stunning blue flowers with a purple tinge. Very unusual for a periwinkle. Reached a height of 20 cm (8 in) and will spread to 1 m (3 ft).
Planting Advice for Vinca
Pruning Advice for vinca