Vinca Minor


Vinca Minor, Lesser Periwinkle. A mat-forming evergreen shrub with trailing stems of dark green leaves. Violet-blue, pale blue or reddish purple flowers produced from mid-spring to autumn. Excellent ground cover or border shrub. Max Height 10cm to 20cm. Flowers April to September.



Plant in moist well drained soil. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.