Vinca Aureomarginata description:
Deep blue flowers in the spring over yellow and green variegations.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This is excellent for a wildlife garden, front of a border, tubs, rough area, or in a wooded area where there is plenty of space in most soils, including heavy or clay ones.
Buy perennials with confidence because this is trouble free and easy.
Other common names: Dwarf Periwinkle, Lesser Periwinkle, or Smaller Periwinkle.
Also known as: Vinca minor Variegata Aurea
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade or shade, but flowers best with some sunshine.
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Yes, good for wooded spaces.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil or clay soil, or chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It can get Powdery Mildew, Rust and leaf spot, if any of these occur then trim off the infected leaves.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre.
Purchase perennials, alpines, herbs, wildflowers, and ornamental grasses.