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Vinca minor 'Azurea Flore Pleno' (d) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Mat forming

Toxicity

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Blue in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

double-flowered azure periwinkle

Family

Apocynaceae


Vinca can be evergreen subshrubs or herbaceous perennials, with simple, paired leaves and solitary, 5-lobed, salver-shaped flowers in the leaf axils

'Azurea Flore Pleno' is a prostrate evergreen perennial to 15cm in height, with dark green ovate leaves and double, sky-blue flowers 2-2.5cm in width

Synonym(s)

  • Vinca minor 'Caerulea Plena'
  • Vinca minor 'Flore Plena'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade
  • Full shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Easy to grow in all but the driest soils. Flowers best in full sun but very useful for shady areas. Can be invasive

Soil

  • Well-drained, Moist but well-drained or Poorly-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn and by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Drought Resistant, Ground Cover or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 6

Pests

Can get aphids

Diseases

May be subject to a rust