Lesser Periwinkle

Vinca minor 'La Grave' (syn. 'Bowles Variety')

Lesser Periwinkle  - Vinca minor  'La Grave' (syn. 'Bowles Variety')

Common Name: Lesser Periwinkle
Genus: Vinca
Species: minor
Cultivar: 'La Grave' (syn. 'Bowles Variety')

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

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

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, 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

Lovely lavender-blue flowers over a long period from April to September and dark green leaves. The long trailing stems of this prostrate evergreen shrub are excellent for suppressing weeds in sun or partial shade. Allegedly the best blue-flowered variety and less invasive than Vinca major it's particularly suitable for smaller gardens.

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


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