Lesser Periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

Lesser Periwinkle - Vinca minor  'Atropurpurea'

Common Name: Lesser Periwinkle
Genus: Vinca
Species: minor
Cultivar: 'Atropurpurea'

The Latin translation of the word Vinca refers to the strong shoots of plants in this Genus and their ability to restrict and constrain.

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Sumptuous dark plum-purple flowers over a long period from April to September and dark-green leaves. This delightful purple-flowered lesser periwinkle is an excellent ground-cover plant. Flowering best in full sun it's an attractive alternative to the rampant Vinca major and particularly suitable for small gardens.

Garden Care: To prevent the plant from becoming invasive cut back any unwanted shoots in spring.

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