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Vinca Genus

Periwinkle

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Vinca genus (Periwinkle). These are evergreen, trailing sub-shrubs and perennials, which are grown for their foliage and flowers. The flowers are tubular with 5 spreading lobes, which are fully to frost hardy, and can be grown in any soil that is not too dry.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous or Sub-shrubs

Origin

Europe W Asia W Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers. Ground cover. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects.

Propagation

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or by division from autumn to the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to rust.

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