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Vinca defformis (Periwinkle)

Vinca defformis (Periwinkle)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Vinca defformis - Cultivation Notes

Flourishing in almost any soil, whether in full sun or shade, Vinca is an indispensable all-rounder especially in shade. Plant as a low edging plant or in masses as low ground cover in autumn / spring and expect this plant to spread / root into surrounding soil. Cut back hard in spring if overgrown and occasionally mulch on poor soils.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Vinca defformis:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Vinca defformis

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Vinca defformis:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest

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Common Missspellings: Vincer, Vinka, Vincar, Vinker

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