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Variegated Periwinkle 'Ralph Shugert' (Vinca Minor/ Myrtle)

Size
Colour
Green with white variegation and purple flowers

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Also known as Myrtle. Periwinkle is probably the most popular evergreen groundcover. This colourful selection forms a dense mat of glossy dark green leaves edged in white, studded with bright blue flowers in spring. Tolerates dry shade once plants are established. Stems root into the ground readily, and the new plants that form may be easily moved to a new location in spring or early fall. Mowing the patch low after blooming every couple of years will help to keep it thick and weed resistant. Plant 4 to 10 plants per square yard. May be considered invasive in some areas, do not discard unwanted plants in compost or in natural areas where these can become established.

USDA Zones: 3-9

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade

Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay

Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid

Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Variegated
  White

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches

Foot Traffic
   Moderate

Growth Rate
   Medium


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