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Vinca minor 'Alba'

White Periwinkle

Periwinkle

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A lush evergreen plant grown as a dense ground cover; very showy with volumes of contrasting white flowers in late spring, but also blooms throughout summer and fall sporadically

Description

A lush evergreen plant grown as a dense ground cover; very showy with volumes of contrasting white flowers in late spring, but also blooms throughout summer and fall sporadically

Landscape Attributes

White Periwinkle is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

White Periwinkle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

White Periwinkle will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 inches

18 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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