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Vinca difformis

Periwinkle

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 1m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPale blue, white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Vinca difformis (Periwinkle). This species is a prostrate evergreen shrub with glossy dark green narrowly lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are borne in late winter and early spring with pale blue-white blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

S.W Europe, N.Africa

Interest and use

Can be used for ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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