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plant id please

garden geekgarden geek Posts: 138
plant id ,spreads everywhere   out now 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Lesser Periwinkle (Vinca minor.)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • garden geekgarden geek Posts: 138
    1. thanks, bob, but the flower petals seem very narrow for that any other ideas
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,745
    edited April 2020
    I agree ... it looks like a Vinca... leaves and growth looks right from what I can see, number of petals and colour looks right ... but yes the petals are narrower and a bit darker  than the ones I know ... I wonder if anyone knows of a variety with flowers like those ... it’s very pretty ...

    Edited to add ... are the leaves paired or alternate? Vinca has paired leaves. 
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  • garden geekgarden geek Posts: 138
    agree with your comments dove can't be sure on leaves, pic sent to me from daughter-in-law on phone, from what she said it seemed to have spread everywhere like vinca but  doesn't look like any know, hope someone can nail it, I have suggested she dig it all out, 
  • I’m pretty sure it’s a type of vinca, very pretty why do you want to dig it all up?
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,226
    Vinca major var oxyloba has narrower petals
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,688
    The photo needs to be taken a bit further away to work out the scale. I suspect there are two plants there. On the top right section, there are different leaves there. Flowers reminds me of a type of Isotoma.
  • garden geekgarden geek Posts: 138
    thanks for help folks vinca, it is s surfer hit the nail on the head with Vinca major var oxyloba .
     Crissy the reason she wants it out is it has spread everywhere,.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,463
    It'll do that😒
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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