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Vinca minor ‘Illuminations’

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 not 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 'Illuminations'
  • Common name: Periwinkle
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Variegation

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.

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

How to grow Vinca 'Illuminations'

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial 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 not 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 'Illuminations' and wildlife

Vinca 'Illuminations' 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 'Illuminations' poisonous?

Vinca 'Illuminations' 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

Plants that go well with Vinca 'Illuminations'