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Ralph Shugart Periwinkle
Ralph Shugart Periwinkle

Apocynaceae Vinca Minor Ralph Shugert

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Grows InZone 4A · -30° to -25° F through Zone 8B · 15° to 20° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Shade, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant
Flower ColorBlue, Violet, Lavender
BloomsSpring Blooms, Early Spring Blooms
Foliage ColorDark Green
Average Height0' to 1'
Average Width1' to 2', 2' to 3'
AttractsVisual Attention
FragrancesNone
Additional Information About Ralph Shugart Periwinkle

Vinca Minor 'Ralph Shugert' is a fast growing vining plant, groundcover plant and perennial plant that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4A through 8B. It matures to an average height of 1 inch to 1 foot and an average width of 1 foot to 3 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides shade, morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sun and grows best when planted in loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. In the spring Ralph Shugert Vinca Minor produces blue, violet and lavender flowers. The foliage is dark green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer.

Ralph Shugert Vinca Minor can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in mass plantings, in foundation plantings, in containers or planters, as a border or edger, under a shade tree, as a groundcover, in hanging baskets, in landscape beds or islands or for erosion control and also in theme gardens or shade gardens.


More About Ralph Shugart Vinca...

Vinca brings a classic touch to any garden, with its signature trailing growth habit. Vinca 'Ralph Shugart' is a beautiful variegated variety whose, dark green, oval leaves are each lined in bright white. In spring, the carpet of foliage becomes covered in pretty, blue, pinwheel-shape flowers.

Ralph Shugart Vinca is an excellent groundcover, and is perfect for spilling over a wall or container, or meandering through a rock garden. It is great evergreen groundcover in shade gardens because deciduous plants like hosta lily, perennial ferns and others have no trouble popping right through it in spring. The vines are quite aggressive, and will quickly form a dense carpet, but do not climb, cover or choke out other plants in the garden.

Ralph Shugart Vinca is easy to grow in the right conditions. It will fill a space faster if grown in organic, moist, well-drained loamy soil, but it will also grow quite well in heavy clay as long as it gets adequate moisture. That being said, it will tolerate periods of dry weather. If the foliage begins to wilt during a long summer drought provide supplemental water. More flowers will be produced if the plants are growing in a spot that provides some morning sun or filtered light during the day. It will tolerate full sun in zones 3 to 6 but requires afternoon shade in zones 7-8. It must have all-day shade in zone 9.

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