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Vinca, Illumination

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Short Description

Trailing ground cover for all-season appeal. Sky blue flowers add bright contrast.

Full Description

Exceptional color in the common periwinkle. Broad bands of golden yellow leaves are edged deep green, illuminating shady spots in the garden. Sky blue flowers dot the carpet from spring to fall. Best in part shade, sheltered from extreme heat and humidity. Superb in containers, borders, and drift beds. U.S. Plant Patent #12,132.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

3-6 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

14-18 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Fall, Spring, Summer

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders, Complete Container, Container, Spiller

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Mar 16, 2020

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Full Sun, Part Sun
3-6 inches
14-18 inches
Bloom Season
Fall, Spring, Summer
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Complete Container, Container, Spiller
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Life Cycle
Vinca, Illumination is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Year Long Interest Mine are a year old and survived the hot desert summer in full sun, and then the cold winter while keeping their gorgeous color. Overall, a great ground cover option.
Date published: 2019-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Vinca Illumination The flower never grew past the infant stage it died.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful the picture does not do this plant justice. i received vinca in the mail yesterday so i have not seen the blooms yet, however the color of the leaves is so vibrant and unlike normal spillers. i would highly recommend
Date published: 2014-04-22
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