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Vinca minor ‘Azurea Flore Pleno’

Double-flowered Azure Periwinkle

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.1m
  • Spread1.5m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPale blue
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Vinca minor ‘Azurea Flore Pleno’ (Double-flowered Azure Periwinkle). This periwinkle has pale blue, double flowers and dark green, ovate leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe W Asia W Africa

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers, and as a ground-cover plant, or for cascading over walls.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Can be invasive. Copes with shade, but flowers best in full sun.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, rust

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