Illumination Periwinkle Plants

General Info Shrub
Shade Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour Blue (Pale)
Type Evergreen, Pot Grown
Ornamental Foliage
Flowering May, Jun

Vinca minor Illumination

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Vinca minor 'Illumination', Variegated Periwinkle Plants

This variegated variety has lime-yellow leaves with a dark green margin. The flowering season is not the longest, but the violet-blue flowers look great among the vivid foliage.

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  • Violet-blue flowers
  • Variegated evergreen.
  • Flowering: May-June
  • Height x Spread: 20cm x 50cm
  • Tough, trample resistant ground cover & informal edging.
  • Thrives in the shade
  • Unpalatable to rabbits & deer

Growing Illumination Periwinkles

Suitable for any well-drained soil, it prefers an element of shade to full sun, and will flourish less quickly in full shade which is ideal if you don't want it to spread too far. Mature plants in the shade are moderately drought tolerant, but they are shallow rooted and sensitive to drying out when young for their first couple of years, until they get big enough to shade the soil well by themselves so water them diligently during that time. Mature ones in full sun will need some watering during dry summer spells.

Their roots are not aggressive enough to be considered really invasive, but left unchecked, the stems tend to grow through and slowly smother small plants. It grows up to about 30cms high so only place in areas where there are taller plants than that.

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*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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