Vinca minor 'Illumination'

Lesser Periwinkle

Hardy Shrub

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A trailing evergreen perennial with striking, variegated golden foliage and violet-blue periwinkle flowers. Flowering over a long period from late spring through to late summer, Vinca minor 'Illumination' is a fantastic low-maintenance addition to the garden and provides all-year-round interest. Grow Lesser Periwinkle as ground cover, on sunny steep banks or beneath trees and shrubs where it tolerates even heavy shade and brightens the darkest corner. It also makes a fantastic trailing plant for hanging baskets or containers. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (20").

Height Up to 20cm (8in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Hardy Shrub

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2 vinca minor plants in 3.5 litre pots (V59363P)
2 vinca minor plants in 10.5cm pots (V59731P)
1 plant in 3.5 litre pot (V59362)
1 vinca minor plant in 10.5cm pot (V59730)

Grow Vinca in borders, woodland gardens or on banks as ground cover, in any moist, well-drained soil which does not dry out. They cope particularly well with clay soils. Periwinkles are versatile plants and will happily grow in full sun, partial shade or full shade, although flowering will be better in sun.
Water Vinca plants frequently until fully established. Once established, periwinkle plants require little attention. Prune periwinkle in spring by cutting back hard to restrict growth.

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