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Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection
Vinca minor Collection

Vinca minor Collection

Better known as the periwinkle is a wonderful, Vinca minor is a low growing evergreen perennial with green glossy  foliage.

Between April and September, star shaped flowers appear in shades… Read more

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Better known as the periwinkle is a wonderful, Vinca minor is a low growing evergreen perennial with green glossy  foliage.

Between April and September, star shaped flowers appear in shades of purple, blue and white. They are wonderful for brightening up dull parts of the garden and provide excellent groundcover, helping to keep weed in check. For something different, try growing periwinkles in hanging baskets so that the stems can trail over the sides. Although they flower best in sunshine, they do very well in partial shade and will even tolerate growing in shadow.

Supplied as 12 plug plants, ready to be potted on or planted out into your garden. You’ll receive 3 each of the following:

Vinca minor ‘Bowles’ – Bright lavender blue flowers, and a holder of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, growing to 15 cm (6 in) in height and spreading 60 cm (2 ft).

Vinca minor ‘Colada’ – A lovely periwinkle with dotted with white flowers, reaching 15 cm (6 in) in height and spreading 1 m (3 ft).

Vinca minor ‘Verino’ – A beautiful, periwinkle with rich, deep magenta flowers that grows to 20 cm (8 in) in height and spreads 50 cm (20 in).

Vinca minor ‘Hawaii’ – Stunning blue flowers with a purple tinge. Very unusual for a periwinkle. Reached a height of 20 cm (8 in) and will spread to 1 m (3 ft).

PLANT FEATURES
  • Perfect In Pots
  • Plant In Shade
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Winter Hardy
  • Easy To Grow
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

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

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Vinca

  • Give your plugs a little attention on arrival - unpack them immediately, and either mist them or stand them in water for an hour - they may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but they’ll quickly recover.
  • We recommend that you leave them to settle for a day somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • When you're ready to pot on, use a good quality, multi-purpose compost, and fill 3-4in pots (7-10cm).
  • Make a hole in the compost with a dibber or your finger, then holding each plug by its root ball, place it into the hole and gently firm the compost around it.
  • For great results, we recommend using our Windowsill Planters or 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry as they don’t like to be left in standing water.
  • Grow on either on a bright windowsill or a greenhouse for 3-4 weeks before potting up into containers or into flower beds.
  • If planting directly into flower beds, prepare the ground well, removing weeds and digging in some compost or well-rotted manure if your soil is not already rich.

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.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow 7 to 10 days for your delivery to arrive. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

We send most of our orders via a fully tracked courier service with Yodel. We will send you a tracking link as soon as your order has been dispatched. To avoid perishable items being stuck at depots and deteriorating, we will not require a signature on delivery, and we ask out couriers to leave your item in a safe place ad your delivery address.

*Please note, once your item has been delivered, we cannot be held responsible for loss or theft from your delivery address. If you have delivery instruction and require our courier to leave your item in a specific place, please let us know - there is an option to leave a message for the courier at the checkout.

For smaller and single-item orders, we may send these via the post with Royal Mail - Tracking will not be available for orders sent via this method.

**Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day or time. Delivery to outlying postcode areas may take 1-2 days longer, dependent on your location.

For all orders, a delivery fee of £6.99 will be charged. Some items have additional surcharges, as noted on the product page

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Small Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Ease

Grow On?:
Yes

Medium Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Ease

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Ease

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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