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Vinca major 'Variegata' (Variegated greater periwinkle, Variegated bigleaf periwinkle)

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Vinca major 'Variegata' VIN-kah MAY-jor Common Name: Variegated greater periwinkle, Variegated bigleaf periwinkle Synonyms: 'Elegantissima' Genus: Vinca
Great for brightening up a shady spot, this ground-hugging, evergreen, trailing groundcover has dark green leaves with yellowish-white edges. Its texture is coarser than V. minor. This plant grows to 18 inches and spreads indefinitely. Blue flowers appear in spring. It can be used as an annual in cold climates. It is not quite as hardy as the popular Vinca minor and is not quite as aggressive either.
Care: Provide moist soil in sun or shade. Growth may be restricted by cutting back hard in early spring.
Propagation: Divide in early spring or mid- or late autumn.
Problems: Leafhoppers, scale insects, aphids, leaf spot, and dieback.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Runs
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Spring
Foliage Color Variegated Foliage
Flower Color Blue Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Ground Covers, Suitable as Annual
Style Woodland Garden
Type Perennials

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