WE'RE STILL OPEN! Due to high demand please allow 21 working days for delivery
Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Gertrude Jekyll
Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Gertrude Jekyll
Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Gertrude Jekyll
Share:

Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Dazzling white, star-shaped flowers and glossy green leaves for year-round interest.
  • A striking periwinkle, with snow-white, star-shaped flowers that are produced over many months
  • A versatile plant for brightening dull corners of the garden, thriving in sun or light shade in most soils
  • Easy to grow, hardy and very low maintenance it will form a mat of glossy green leaves
  • The periwinkle is the perfect plant for any gardener who wants great results with very little effort
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant straight out

Product options:

2L Pot
Item: 510897
£7.99
2L Pot - Item: 510897
ONLY £7.99
Buy 5 or more for only £6.99 (each)
-
+
ADD TO BASKET
ADD TO BASKET
Key Points
Full Product Details

Product Information

One of the very best white periwinkles, vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll' boasts striking snow-white, star-shaped flowers that are produced over many months from spring right through to the autumn.

An invaluable plant for brightening dull corners of the garden this vigorous, low-growing evergreen perennial will thrive in sun or light shade in most soils. Its trailing stems root easily where they touch the ground, eventually forming a mat of glossy green leaves that act as a superb weed suppressant.

A proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience periwinkles are easy to grow, hardy and very low maintenance - the perfect plant for any gardener who wants great results with very little effort. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant straight out. H10cm x W100cm, with flowers April - September.

What Is Supplied

Item 510897 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant straight out. Eventual H10cm x W100cm, flowers April to September.

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
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

Plant them with evergreen ferns for extended winter interest

Care Information

Planting Advice for Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll':

  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
  • The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.

 

Aftercare Advice for periwinkles:

  • Keep plants well-watered until established when they will become more drought tolerant.

 

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

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
10 cm
100 cm
Items You May Like

Items You May Also Like

Grevillea Collection
Grevillea Collection - Rating  25 Reviews
Just £19.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
25%
Flamingo Willow Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' Standard
Flamingo Willow Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' Standard - Rating  48 Reviews
From £14.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Acer Palmatum 'Taylor'
Acer Palmatum 'Taylor' - Rating  148 Reviews
Just £29.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Eriostemon 'White Star'
Eriostemon 'White Star'
Just £14.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
25%
Nandina domestica - Sacred Bamboo
Nandina domestica - Sacred Bamboo - Rating  73 Reviews
Just £14.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
33%
Loropetalum 'EverRed' Chinese Witch Hazel
Loropetalum 'EverRed' Chinese Witch Hazel - Rating  277 Reviews
From £9.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
33%
Carpet Phlox collection
Carpet Phlox collection - Rating  32 Reviews
From £9.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
50%
Star Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides
Star Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides - Rating  44 Reviews
Just £14.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
33%
Hardy Gerbera 'Garvinea' Sweet collection
Hardy Gerbera 'Garvinea' Sweet collection - Rating  12 Reviews
From £9.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis - Rating  13 Reviews
From £4.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
60%
Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser
Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser - Rating  87 Reviews
From £1.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Thalictrum rochebrunianum 'Meadow Rue'
Thalictrum rochebrunianum 'Meadow Rue'
Thalictrum rochebrunianum 'Meadow Rue' - Rating  18 Reviews
Just £8.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
SAVE
8%
Professional Compost 80L plus 20L FREE
Professional Compost 80L plus 20L FREE - Rating  441 Reviews
Just £16.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Rock Roses, Helianthemum Collection
Rock Roses, Helianthemum Collection
Rock Roses, Helianthemum Collection - Rating  15 Reviews
From £9.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Scented Night Phlox Zaluzianskya ovata
Scented Night Phlox Zaluzianskya ovata - Rating  9 Reviews
From £7.99
FIND OUT MORE
ADD TO BASKET
Customer Reviews

Item Reviews

Close Video
FeeFoFeeFo
DOUBLE GUARANTEE TO YOU: more
1. If you're not totally happy with your order, return it within 30 days and we'll replace or refund in full!
2. Should any hardy plant fail to thrive thereafter, we'll replace free of charge - you just pay the P&P
ALL MAJOR PAYMENTS ACCEPTED
Visa Visa Electron Maestro MasterCard Paypal Amazon Payments
Advanced Mail Order Verifone
Back To Top