Vinca minor 'Illuminations'

Vinca minor 'Illuminations'

Periwinkle

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Vinca minor 'Illuminations'
  • Common name: Periwinkle
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 20cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colours:
  • Green
  • Variegation
  • Features: Flowers

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Vinca minor is a popular ground cover plant is a smaller version of its vigorous relative, greater periwinkle. Its leaves, flowers and growth rate are about two-thirds those of Vinca major. This restraint makes Vinca minor 'Illuminations' more suitable for smaller beds and borders, and also for planting in containers and baskets. It is equally adept at colonising poor, dry, slightly shaded conditions where the creeping and arching stems soon make an attractive carpet of bright green foliage.

The purple flowers of Vinca minor 'Illuminations' appear mainly in late spring, against green foliage.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial 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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