×
To buy, sell or swap plants and use our full service please log in or sign up – GreenPlantSwap is completely free!
Record your plants before you lose the plant labels! Just tick the ‘Garden’ box (below) on each plant. Learn more

Garden

Wishlist

  • Vinca minor | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPurple, lavender
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green shades

Description

Vinca minor (Lesser periwinkle). This is a evergreen mat-forming perennial. It is grown for its violet flowers. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

United States, N. Europe

Interest and use

Ground cover, banks, ornamental. Spring/Summer interest.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


  • Vinca minor | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • 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.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Other Vinca posts

To view Vinca plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

Get started & find out why

Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

Open your garden for Thrive
Potting

“It’s not just gardening,
it makes us healthier and happier”

Production v5.9.2 (00577d2)