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Vinca-Ralph-Shugert, commonly known as variegated periwinkle, is a low-growing evergreen shrub that is popular for its attractive foliage and bright blue-purple flowers. This plant is a popular choice for ground cover, edging, and container gardening.
Vinca-Ralph-Shugert typically reaches a height of 8-10 inches and has a spread of up to 24 inches. It is a slow-growing plant that can take several years to reach its maximum size. The plant’s leaves are oval-shaped and have a glossy green colour with creamy-white margins. The flowers of Vinca-Ralph-Shugert appear in spring and summer and are a vibrant blue-purple colour.
Vinca-Ralph-Shugert is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. It prefers moist, well-draining soil and can grow in full sun to partial shade. This plant is also drought tolerant and can survive in dry conditions once established.
The best position for Vinca-Ralph-Shugert is in a spot that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. This will help to protect the plant from the heat of the day and prevent its foliage from burning. The plant is also well-suited for planting in containers or hanging baskets, where its trailing stems can be displayed to full effect.
In terms of flowering time, Vinca-Ralph-Shugert typically blooms from late spring to early fall, although this can vary depending on growing conditions. Regular deadheading of spent blooms can encourage the plant to produce more flowers throughout the growing season. With its attractive foliage and vibrant blooms, Vinca-Ralph-Shugert is a great choice for adding colour and interest to any garden.
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