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Vinca major

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Pot Size
1 litre

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Common names

Large periwinkle, Variegated major periwinkle, Greater periwinkle, Periwinkle


Vinca major (Large periwinkle). This is a useful species for ground cover in mild or cool climates. The leaves are glossy, dark green and the flowers are held above the foliage on ascending stems. Stems without any flower are prostrate and will form a good ground cover in moist shady conditions. There is a variegated form of this plant which is popular for use in hanging baskets and containers.

Interest and use

Ground cover, shade, under shrubs, banks. Spring/Summer interest.

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Vinca major | Baltonsborough, Somerset, BA6 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Baltonsborough, Somerset, BA6
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    I am open to swapping any of the plants in my garden and would like plants that give good colour through the year

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