Common Name: Greater Periwinkle
The Latin translation of the word Vinca refers to the strong shoots of plants in this Genus and their ability to restrict and constrain.
Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Any sun level or shade||Spread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Semi Evergreen||Flower Colour: Blue, Purple|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: April to September|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Will tolerant a wide range of soil moisture levels
Evergreen shrub primarily used as informal ground-cover. Dark green leaves and violet-blue flowers on arching shoots over a long period from Spring to Autumn. Grows extremely quickly and probably best suited to larger gardens in that respect. For smaller gardens Vinca minor would be a more suitable alternative.
This plant can be invasive once established, able to self-layer. Prune hard in Spring to restrict growth.
Vinca major 'Variegata'