Vinca have a bad reputation with gardeners as being very invasive. This is more true of ‘major’, the smaller ‘minor’, known as the Lesser Periwinkle is, I think, an excellent plant for dry, shady areas. It is not often considered for planters, although it can look particularly good in urns or large pots, trailing over the sides like a green waterfall.
Available in colours other than blue, it can be a garden worthy plant.
The double blue, grows in ourgarden@19 in urns either side of the banana bench.
An attractive alternative is the purple form, here in a large terracotta pot.
A white one lives happily in a small Cotswold Stone pot in the White and Green garden.
The star of our Vinca family is ‘Jenny Pym’ with its delicate pink and white colours…