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Vinca difformis (Intermediate periwinkle)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Vinca difformis

Other names

Intermediate periwinkle

Genus

Vinca Vinca

Species

V. difformis - V. difformis is a vigorous, prostrate, evergreen subshrub with narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and upright shoots bearing pale blue to white flowers in late winter and early spring.


Vinca difformis is: Evergreen

Habit

Trailing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Flushed blue, White in Spring; White, Flushed blue in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Rust Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Vinca difformis (Intermediate periwinkle) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Easy to grow in all soils, except for very dry soils. Flowers well in full sun but also very useful for shady areas as well. A vigorous grower that can be invasive.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Vinca difformis

Other names

Intermediate periwinkle

Genus

Vinca Vinca

Species

V. difformis - V. difformis is a vigorous, prostrate, evergreen subshrub with narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and upright shoots bearing pale blue to white flowers in late winter and early spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Trailing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Flushed blue, White in Spring; White, Flushed blue in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Vinca difformis (Intermediate periwinkle) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Easy to grow in all soils, except for very dry soils. Flowers well in full sun but also very useful for shady areas as well. A vigorous grower that can be invasive.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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