Greater Periwinkle

Vinca major

Band Plant, Creeping Myrtle, Cut-Finger, Flower Of Death, Grave Myrtle, Ground Myrtle, Large Periwinkle, Quater, Sorcerer's Violet, Bigleaf Periwinkle, Blue Periwinkle, Big-Leaved Periwinkle

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This evergreen perennial has a spread & mat forming habit. Awarded a RHS AGM (Award of Graden Merit) it is a robust performer that produces bright blue flowers in spring.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings.

Special features

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

A low maintenance plant that can be used as ground cover and planted under others on slopes and banks as well as in Wall side borders. Once established it is drought tolerant.

Personality

Family

Apocynaceae

Flower colour

Blue

Scent

None

Problems

Generally disease free but can be attacked by aphids.
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