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Vinca minor f. alba ‘Gertrude Jekyll’

Periwinkle

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll'
  • Common name: Periwinkle
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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. 

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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.

How to grow Vinca 'Gertrude Jekyll'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Vinca 'Gertrude Jekyll' and wildlife

Vinca 'Gertrude Jekyll' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Vinca 'Gertrude Jekyll' poisonous?

Vinca 'Gertrude Jekyll' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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