- Botanical name: Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll'
- Common name: Periwinkle
- Plant type: Perennial
- Features: Flowers
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.
- 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 features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers
Effects:Harmful if ingested