Plant Number: 7.655.170  
Variegated Periwinkle
Vinca minor ‘Evelyn’

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Also known as Myrtle, and an extremely popular evergreen groundcover. This selection forms a dense mat of small, glossy, variegated green leaves with yellow margins, studded with pure white flowers in spring. Very shade tolerant, the leaves will sometimes scorch in too much sun. 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. Plant 4 to 10 plants per square yard. This is a new variety from the groundcover specialist Helix Pflanzen of Germany and will undoubtedly be popular in gardens everywhere.

Zone 3 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
  Full Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Lawn Substitute
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size

   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches

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