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Vinca minor Azurea Flore Pleno


Lesser Periwinkle

Double flowers in sky blue

The frilly, semi double, china blue flowers are often the first to appear in the spring garden. Periwinkles have a long flowering season from late winter until late spring with the odd flower through the summer months. Deep green, pointed leaves frame the flowers perfectly.


This is ideal ground cover in sun or shade and any garden soil. The long, trailing stems root as they touch the ground - good for keeping weeds away in awkward areas of the garden. This plant will also brighten a winter container or hanging basket.


Water well after planting and occasionally in dry weather, until established. Trim back as needed.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flowering March - November
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 5 cm - 10 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 5 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From March to September