Young foliage emerges bright yellow before maturing to glossy green, setting a glowing backdrop for delicate, periwinkle-blue blooms. Main flowering occurs in mid to late spring, then intermittently through the growing season, creating a dynamic display in containers, borders, and ground covers alike. Space 3-4" tall plants 15-18" apart. Zones 4-9. 2 1/2" pot. Vinca minor '24 Carat' PP20289.
You will cherish your 24 Carat Vinca plant for its ever-changing foliage and its pastel star-shaped blossoms. Botanically known as Vinca minor 24 Carat, these creeping myrtle plants sprout yellow, lance-shaped foliage that matures to glossy green. Periwinkle blue flowers pop up on these delightful perennials in mid to late spring, and then intermittently through the growing season.
Shimmering like jewelry, the 24 Carat Vinca plant produces dazzling bright yellow foliage that makes a priceless backdrop for this multihued perennials periwinkle blue blooms. The flowers of this Vinca minor 24 Carat plant are delicate and star-shaped and mix well alongside daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs. Also known simply as periwinkle, 24 Carat Vinca plants grow up to 4 feet tall with impressive 15 to 18-inch spreads, and these hardy flowers are adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. Plant these delightful creeping myrtle flowers for dynamic displays in borders, shady garden spaces or patio containers.
Botanical Name: Vinca minor '24 Carat' PP20289
Common Name: Vinca, Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle
Form: Evergreen perennial groundcover
Root System: Fibrous
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 3 - 4"
Spread: 12 - 15"
Spacing: 15 - 18"
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Flowering Date: Mid to late spring, then intermittently through the growing season.
Duration: Several weeks.
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Young foliage emerges as a bright yellow, which makes a gorgeous contrast to the lush green mature foliage. The striking young foliage is an outstanding backdrop for the blue flowers. Plant spring-flowering bulbs, such as daffodils, among the vinca so they can pop up through the evergreen carpet each spring. Also an excellent choice for containers.
Flower Color: Periwinkle blue
Flower Form: Flat, star-shaped flowers with five petals.
Foliage Type: Foliage is lance-shaped to elliptic. Young growth emerges as a beautiful, bright yellow and matures to glossy dark green.
Resistance: Good to P & D problems
Pruning: Remove old, untidy growth in late winter.
Pruning Time: Early spring - to remove untidy growth.
Soil Requirement: Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. Does best in organically rich, moist, well-drained soil.
Additional Information: Selected by Richard Saul of Itsaul Plants.
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gorgeous flowers. just looking for one spot in my front yard to plant some color.haven't quite decided on the color.