Vinca minor f. alba ‘Gertrude Jekyll’

Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Periwinkle

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll'
  • Common name: Periwinkle
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 10cm

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Vinca minor is a very versatile plant for many mixed borders and containers. The leaves are small, rounded to lance-shaped, and a pleasing, glossy, green. The open, starry flowers are borne from mid-spring to autumn. 

Vinca minor f. alba ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ has dark green leaves and brilliant white flowers. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil. It's ideal for growing in shady sites, but you will get far more flowers where the light is good. To propagate, divide plants from autumn to spring.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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