Vinca major variegata
This Vincamajor is the variegated specie of the large greater Periwinkle, a rapid growing ground covering plant with brilliant blue flowers on top of the dense foliage deck.
The plant is ideal for covering a complete border and is low care, can be trimmed hard.
Details Vinca major variegata
- Covers bare spots quickly
- Blooms: February – June
- Colour: green
- Flower colour: blue
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Full grown height: 25 – 50 cm
- Full grown width: 10 – 25 cm
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Vinca major Variegata
For best results soak the roots for approx. 2 hrs. before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. Vinca major Variegata is reasonably drought-tolerant once established. Vinca major Variegata vines require good drainage but any reasonable garden soil will do.
Vinca major Variegata will thrive in a sunny or shaded position.
Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season. You can divide Vinca major Variegata plants or remove rooted side shoots in late autumn or winter.
As a bonus, Vinca major Variegata vines are deer-resistant. Vinca major Variegata is rarely troubled by insects and disease. Fungus problems may occur in humid or wet weather. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.
Remove any dead or dying foliage. The dead or dying foliage can be recognized from the browning or yellowing of the leaves and shriveling of the blooms. Regular pruning helps to keep control of its growth, keeping it within the desired boundary.