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Illumination Dwarf Periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Illumination' PP #12,132

SKU
01317
Evergreen perennial displays profusion of lilac blue flowers. Bold yellow and green margins that does not fade in shady situations and becomes more pronounced in older plants. Terrific groundcover for flower beds. Use on banks and steep slopes. Roots as it spreads. Evergreen.
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Full shade

Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

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Average Size at MaturityModerate growing 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading 30 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseErosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Shade Loving, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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