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.
Cultivar: Gertrude Jekyll
Plant type: Evergreen shrub
Flower colour: White
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Dry, Moist, Sandy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: September to April
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