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Vinca major var. hirsuta

Large periwinkle

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Features

  • BloomsApril to December
  • Height0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPurple-blue
  • Leaf ColourHairy

Description

Vinca major var. hirsuta (Large periwinkle). This perennial has hairy, oval leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Periwinkle

Origin

Turkey, Georgia

Interest and use

Ground cover, shade

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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