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Vinca difformis 'Ruby Baker' (Intermediate periwinkle 'Ruby Baker')

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 'Ruby Baker'

Other names

Intermediate periwinkle 'Ruby Baker'

Genus

Vinca Vinca

Variety or Cultivar

'Ruby Baker' _ 'Ruby Baker' is a vigorous, prostrate, evergreen to semi-evergreen subshrub with ovate, dark green leaves and, from late autumn or winter to early spring, upright, leafy stems bearing purple-pink flowers with white centres.


Vinca difformis 'Ruby Baker' is: Evergreen

Habit

Trailing

Flower

Flushed white, Purple-pink in Spring; Purple-pink, Flushed white in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Vinca difformis 'Ruby Baker' (Intermediate periwinkle 'Ruby Baker') 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 but very dry soil. Flowers best in full sun but tolerates shade. A vigorous grower that can be invasive. May flower from autumn to spring in areas with mild winters.

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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Vinca difformis 'Ruby Baker'

Other names

Intermediate periwinkle 'Ruby Baker'

Genus

Vinca Vinca

Variety or Cultivar

'Ruby Baker' _ 'Ruby Baker' is a vigorous, prostrate, evergreen to semi-evergreen subshrub with ovate, dark green leaves and, from late autumn or winter to early spring, upright, leafy stems bearing purple-pink flowers with white centres.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Trailing


Colour

Flower

Flushed white, Purple-pink in Spring; Purple-pink, Flushed white in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Vinca difformis 'Ruby Baker' (Intermediate periwinkle 'Ruby Baker') 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 but very dry soil. Flowers best in full sun but tolerates shade. A vigorous grower that can be invasive. May flower from autumn to spring in areas with mild winters.

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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