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Vinca minor Alba
Vinca minor Alba
Vinca minor Alba

Vinca minor 'Alba'

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • A lovely Periwinkle with beautiful pure white, star-shaped flowers from March until September.
  • Fantastic evergreen groundcover that’ll grow almost anywhere in bright sun and shade.
  • Hardy and easy to grow, creating a lush mat of glossy green foliage speckled with flowers.
  • Perfect for bringing interest to shady areas, and great tumbling out of pots and hanging baskets.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant straight, growing to a height of 25cm (10in) and spreading to 1.5m (5ft).
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Product Description

Periwinkles are invaluable garden perennials for providing colourful groundcover, especially in shady areas, with low growing stems dotted with star shaped flowers.

Vinca minor ‘Alba’ forms a mat glossy, oval evergreen leaves on long prostrate stems that bear lovely, pure white flowers with broad petals from March until September.

Although quick to form weed-suppressing groundcover, ‘Alba’ is not as vigorous as its Vinca major relatives, so it won’t get out of control or become invasive. It will grow almost anywhere, from full sun to the shadiest places beneath trees. The stems will easily root where they touch the ground as the plant spreads, perfect for brightening dull areas where little else will thrive, and ideal for keeping weeds under control.

Easy to grow, extremely hardy and very low maintenance, requiring just an occasional trim to help to keep the foliage dense, ‘Alba’ is the perfect Periwinkle. It makes excellent edging for a pond, and looks great trailing out of hanging baskets and patio pots too!

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant straight, growing to a height of 25cm (10in) and spreading to 1.5m (5ft).

What Is Supplied

Item 511062 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

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

Care Guide

  • Vinca will grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in sun or shade.
  • Water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure or compost to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the spoil with you heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well until established.
  • Pruning is not usually needed, but any unwanted shoots can be cut back in spring.
  • Cutting Vinca back a couple of inches after flowering every two years will help to keep the plant dense.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
25cm
150cm
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Vinca minor 'Alba'
Vinca minor 'Alba'
9cm Pot
Item: 511062
Only £6.99