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.
Botanical Name: Vinca minor '24 Carat' PP20289
Common Name: Vinca, Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle
Form: Evergreen perennial groundcover
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.
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.