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Lesser periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Alba Variegata'

Also known as

Periwinkle

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Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

1.5m

10cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Lesser periwinkle Overview

An evergreen, sub-shrub with a clump of oval, glossy, dark green leaves with pale yellow edges. In mid spring to early summer, then intermittently into autumn, there are white flowers.

Common problems with Lesser periwinkle

How to propagate Lesser periwinkle

Cuttings

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Division

Division from autumn to the spring.

Other uses of Lesser periwinkle

Ornamental, ground cover, shade, borders

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