Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
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Vinca minor Collection

Perfect evergreen groundcover with beautiful flowers.
  • A superb collection of evergreen periwinkles.
  • Dotted with star shaped purple, blue and white flowers that are produced from April to September.
  • Ideal groundcover for brightening up dull areas of the garden, thriving in sun or shade in most soils.
  • Easy to grow, hardy and very low maintenance, forming a low growing mat of glossy green foliage.
  • Supplied as 12 plug plants, 3 each of 4 varieties ready for potting on or planting out.

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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).

What Is Supplied

Item 480796 supplied as:
Supplied as 12 plug plants, 3 each of 4 varieties.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • To prevent the plant from becoming untidy cut back any unwanted shoots in spring.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Vinca

  • Give your plugs a little attention on arrival - unpack them immediately, and either mist them or stand them in water for an hour - they may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but they’ll quickly recover.
  • We recommend that you leave them to settle for a day somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • When you're ready to pot on, use a good quality, multi-purpose compost, and fill 3-4in pots (7-10cm).
  • Make a hole in the compost with a dibber or your finger, then holding each plug by its root ball, place it into the hole and gently firm the compost around it.
  • For great results, we recommend using our Windowsill Planters or 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry as they don’t like to be left in standing water.
  • Grow on either on a bright windowsill or a greenhouse for 3-4 weeks before potting up into containers or into flower beds.
  • If planting directly into flower beds, prepare the ground well, removing weeds and digging in some compost or well-rotted manure if your soil is not already rich.

Pruning Advice for vinca

  • Pruning is not normally needed; however, any unwanted shoots can be cut back in spring.
  • Cutting back to a couple of inches after blooming every couple of years will help to keep plants dense.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
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