Vinca minor 'Blue and Gold'

Blue and Gold common periwinkle

CODE: 01D-0005
ZONE: 4a
PRICE: $5.00
POT SIZE: 4.5"sq x 3.5", 475 ml

Fighting Irish football fans unite! This is the groundcover for you!

For anyone else who doesn't really care about football and team colors (myself included), this is a snappy groundcover that you can still enjoy.

When I first heard the name I thought it was bound to be gaudy, but the variegation isn't overwhelming and is quite refined. Each individual leaf is outlined with a thin, irregular band of gold with light gold veination against a dark green background. The flowers are a slightly darker blue-violet than regular vinca blooms, but are the same in every other respect.

Like most Vinca vines it will produce fewer blooms in deep shade, so if you can give it partial shade it will be happiest. It will fill a space faster if grown in organic, moist, well-drained soil, but it will also grow quite well in heavy clay as long as it gets adequate moisture.

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