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Common periwinkle, creeping myrtle

Vinca minor 'Illumination'

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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

CarePlant in moist, well-drained soil.

PropagationDivision, cuttings.

  • Genus : Vinca
  • Plant Width : 30 feet or more
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers, Shade
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Fall, Late Spring, Late Summer, Spring, Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
  • Light : Full Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage

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