Vinca minor Argenteo-Variegata - Lesser Periwnkle
A beautiful little trailing shrub native to many different locations in the world and long established here in its various forms as a traditional cottage garden plant. Long trailing stems which root at intervals to form a dense mat make this a plant of exceptional quality as a ground cover plant. Small green leaves are edged with an attractive creamy white margin and the flowers of lilac blue are produced in abundance from April to June and then sporadically until August. This plant can be used in a mixed planting in the garden or a container. If planting in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 12-14 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost. .