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Ralph Shugert Periwinkle Plants

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Lesser Periwinkle

  • Violet-blue flowers
  • Variegated evergreen.
  • Flowering: April-September
  • Height x Spread: 20cm x 60cm
  • Tough, trample resistant ground cover & informal edging.
  • Thrives in the shade
  • Unpalatable to rabbits & deer
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugert', Variegated Periwinkle Plants

This violet blue flowering variety has a narrow cream margin around its leaves.

Browse our other ground cover plants, or all of our shrubs.

Features:

  • Violet-blue flowers
  • Variegated evergreen.
  • Flowering: April-September
  • Height x Spread: 20cm x 60cm
  • Tough, trample resistant ground cover & informal edging.
  • Thrives in the shade
  • Unpalatable to rabbits & deer
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Ralph Shugert 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.

Did You Know?

Ralph Shugert (1922-2000) was an American nurseryman and stalwart member of the International Plant Propagator's Society (IPPS).