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Large periwinkle

Vinca major 'Dartington Star'

Also known as

Variegated major periwinkle, Greater periwinkle, Periwinkle

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Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

30cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Large periwinkle Overview

This is a useful species for ground cover in mild or cool climates. The leaves are glossy, dark green and the flowers are held above the foliage on ascending stems. Stems without any flower are prostrate and will form a good ground cover in moist shady conditions. There is a variegated form of this plant which is popular for use in hanging baskets and containers.

Common problems with Large periwinkle

How to propagate Large periwinkle

Cuttings

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Division

Division from autumn to the spring.

Other uses of Large periwinkle

Ground cover, shade, under shrubs, banks. Spring/Summer interest.

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