Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Illumination Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Illumination
Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Illumination
Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Illumination

Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor 'Illumination'

It will, literally, light up your garden
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • A striking periwinkle, with striking lavender-blue, star-shaped flowers and bright variegated leaves
  • A 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 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 most striking periwinkles, vinca minor 'Illumination boasts striking lavender-blue, star-shaped flowers against bright yellow and green variegated foliage to bring colour 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.

Easy to grow, hardy and very low maintenance, the periwinkle is the perfect plant for any gardener who wants great results with very little effort

A proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. 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.

What Is Supplied

Item 510975 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant straight out. Eventual H50cm x W150cm, flowers March to September.

Plant Information

Top Tips

To prevent the plant from becoming untidy cut back any unwanted shoots in spring.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Vinca minor Illumination:

  • 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
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
50cm
150cm
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Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor 'Illumination'
Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor 'Illumination'
2L Pot
Item: 510975
Only £9.99