Common periwinkle, creeping myrtle

Vinca minor 'Illumination'

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Common periwinkle, creeping myrtle (Vinca minor 'Illumination')
VIN-kah MY-nor
Genus:  Vinca
Like other creeping myrtles, 'Illumination' is a tough evergreen ground cover for shade that will grow in almost any soil. Its hallmark is its bright gold leaves that are edged with a border of irregular green. Periwinkle-blue flowers appear in spring. Use 'Illumination' as a shade ground cover or in hanging baskets. -Tom Nelson, Regional Picks: Northern California, Fine Gardening issue #127
Care:  Plant in moist, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Division, cuttings.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
Over 30 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Shade Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Fall,
Late Spring,
Late Summer,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Blue Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage,
Evergreen,
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Ground Covers,
Shade,
Poisonous,
Container
Style
Container,
Rock Garden,
Edging,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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