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Lesser Periwinkle in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Vinca minor

 

Lesser Periwinkle

Lesser periwinkle is a ground covering plant that does very well in acid soil and partial shade where it will grow spread quickly. Can be grown in any soil and full sun to full shade. Single blue/violet flowers grow above a shiny dark green foliage in Spring and through to Autumn. Not the easiest plant to get rid of so take care when planting.

 
plant Features
  • Lesser Periwinkle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Lesser Periwinkle likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Lesser Periwinkle is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Lesser Periwinkle likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Lesser Periwinkle

Latin name

Vinca minor

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Apocynaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lesser Periwinkle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Lesser Periwinkle is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Lesser Periwinkle likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Lesser Periwinkle likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lesser Periwinkle is 1.40meters x 0.10meters 1.40 M 0.10 M

Vinca minor

Lesser periwinkle is a ground covering plant that does very well in acid soil and partial shade where it will grow spread quickly. Can be grown in any soil and full sun to full shade. Single blue/violet flowers grow above a shiny dark green foliage in Spring and through to Autumn. Not the easiest plant to get rid of so take care when planting.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out in a sun or partial shade where the soil is not dry.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Mid Autumn

Single blue/violet flowers grow above a shiny dark green foliage in Spring and through to Autumn.

 
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