Vinca minor 'Parvin' ('Moonlit')

Moonlit Common Periwinkle

Newly planted

Newly planted

Patents: PP#20484

Family: Apocynaceae

Genus: Vinca

Parent: Vinca minor

Category: Groundcover

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Yellow to cream and green variegated leaves. Double purple to lavender flowers in spring. Deer resistant.


Inventor: John Robb of Kulnurra, AU. Discovered and selected in the inventor's garden in Australia in 2000, a naturally occurring branch sport of an unnamed cultivar. Selected for its variegated foliage and semi-double purple flowers. Patent application filed in 2008.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Lowes in March 2012 and planted it in the Turret Front Garden. It struggled, perhaps the heavy soil and perhaps too much sun. I potted it up in late winter 2013 and then replanted it in the Helipad And Tiers garden in spring 2013.

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