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Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Gertrude Jekyll Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Gertrude Jekyll
Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Gertrude Jekyll
Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Gertrude Jekyll

Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Dazzling white, star-shaped flowers and glossy green leaves for year-round interest.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • A striking periwinkle, with snow-white, star-shaped flowers that are produced over many months
  • A versatile plant for brightening dull corners of the garden, thriving in sun or light shade in most soils
  • Easy to grow, hardy and very low maintenance it will form a mat of glossy green leaves
  • The periwinkle is the perfect plant for any gardener who wants great results with very little effort
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant straight out
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Product Description

One of the very best white periwinkles, vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll' boasts striking snow-white, star-shaped flowers that are produced over many months from spring right through to the autumn.

An invaluable plant for brightening dull corners of the garden this vigorous, low-growing evergreen perennial will thrive in sun or light shade in most soils. Its trailing stems root easily where they touch the ground, eventually forming a mat of glossy green leaves that act as a superb weed suppressant.

A proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience periwinkles are easy to grow, hardy and very low maintenance - the perfect plant for any gardener who wants great results with very little effort. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant straight out. H10cm x W100cm, with flowers April - September.

What Is Supplied

Item 510897 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant straight out. Eventual H10cm x W100cm, flowers April to September.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Plant them with evergreen ferns for extended winter interest

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll':

  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
  • The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.

 

Aftercare Advice for periwinkles:

  • Keep plants well-watered until established when they will become more drought tolerant.

 

Pruning Advice for vinca:

  • Pruning is not normally needed; however, any unwanted shoots can be cut back in spring.
  • Cutting back to a couple of inches after blooming every couple of years will help to keep plants dense.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
10cm
100cm
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Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'
Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'
2L Pot
Item: 510897
Only £7.99