Variegated greater periwinkle

Vinca major 'Variegata'

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Variegated greater periwinkle (Vinca major 'Variegata')
VIN-kah MAY-jor
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.

Overview

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
Flower Color
Blue Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Woodland Garden
Type
Perennials

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