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Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Lesser periwinkle

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (18549)

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 keep coming out from mid-spring to autumn, and there may even be a few surprises at other times. Vinca is good for shady sites, but you will get far more flowers where the light is good. To propagate, divide plants from autumn to spring. Vinca minor f. alba ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ has dark green leaves and brilliant white flowers.

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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