Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Lesser periwinkle

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






Skill level


Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Plant details

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.

Family: Apocynaceae

Genus: Vinca

Species: minor

Cultivar: Gertrude Jekyll

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Dry, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 10cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: September to April

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