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Vinca major 'Wojo's Jem'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vinca (VIN-kuh) (Info)
Species: major (MAY-jor) (Info)
Cultivar: Wojo's Jem
Additional cultivar information: (PP11809)
Hybridized by Wojciechowski; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2001

One vendor has this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive robcorreia On Aug 11, 2008, robcorreia from San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

An absolute must-have for the variegated plants collector. I love it!

Positive HostaFanatic On Apr 10, 2006, HostaFanatic from Rockwood, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

This was growing in a hanging basket last summer which was left outside through winter. To my suprise I found fresh shoots coming up when cleaning out the basket this spring. I will definitely be using more of it this year. It looks so lovely trailing down the sides of a pot or basket.

Positive ineedacupoftea On Nov 9, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

Absolutely clear and powerful variegation, even (or especially) in shade. A truly nice hang-over-the-edge plant. As for the zone 7 rating: Definitely not as hardy as the species.

Positive Happenstance On May 29, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

'Wojo's Jem'PPAF Vinca Vine was introduced by Wojo's Greenhouse, Ortonville, MI. Great green/cream-yellow variegation. Works well in planter boxes, hanging basket. Given enough space it makes a great groundcover, but can become invasive in warmer zones.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Diego, California
Grand Junction, Colorado
Rockwood, Tennessee

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