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Vinca minor ‘Illumination’


Periwinkle

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 7.655.180


Also known as Myrtle. Periwinkle is probably the most popular evergreen groundcover, forming a dense mat. This exciting selection has bright golden-yellow leaves edged in green, studded with blue flowers in spring. Tolerates dry shade once plants are established. Stems root into the ground readily. Mowing the patch low after blooming every couple of years will help to keep it thick and weed resistant. Plant 4 to 10 plants per square yard. USPP#12132, CPBR#1632: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

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Vinca minor ‘Illumination’


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Gold
  Variegated
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   Moderate

Growth Rate
   Medium


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