Hi, I spotted this flower when I was in Quinta Da Regaleira in Portugal and I'd love to try and grow it in my garden. Can anyone help me identify it?Many thanks, Jade
Some are Vincas are pointed like that , some even more pointed. But I'd need to see some whole leaves and the shape of the plant before making an attempt at ID
I think this might be Vinca difformis.
Thanks so much everyone! Yes, it's definitely either a Vinca difformis or Vinca herbacea, I think I will buy a plant of each as they both look lovely.
Unfortunately, I can't remember any more about it to help narrow it down further. I took the photo a few years ago before I even had a garden and forgot about it. Recently I was looking through the photo's for that garden visit and realised I had bought and grown a few of the plants I had photographed without even intending to. I realised I really loved that garden and decided to add a few more elements from it but couldn't, for the life of me, work out what this lovely bluey-purpley-white one was.
Thanks again for all your help
Be careful where you plant it or you'll have a job for life keeping it under control!
Oh no, really? Can you recommend anything to stop it being too aggressive? Or should I stick to growing it in pots?
The trick with vinca is to watch out for when it's throwing out long shoots - they will touch the ground and form new plants - I cut the whole plant hard back to a few inches before those shoots are able to do that. Of course, if you want a few more plants you can let them root and then cut the connecting stem, dig up the new plant and put it where you want it.