×
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

Vinca minor ‘Alba Variegata’

Lesser periwinkle

Garden

Wishlist

  • Vinca minor ‘Alba Variegata’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsApril to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green edged yellow

Description

Vinca minor ‘Alba Variegata’ (Lesser periwinkle). An evergreen, sub-shrub with a clump of oval, glossy, dark green leaves with pale yellow edges. In mid spring to early summer, then intermittently into autumn, there are white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Other common names

Periwinkle

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Ornamental, ground cover, shade, borders

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 ‘Alba Variegata’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightShade
  • 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
Sunflower

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

Production v5.9.2 (00577d2)