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Vinca minor - 'Bowles Variety' (Periwinkle)

Type Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Vinca minor:
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade
Weaknesses of Vinca minor
  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Invasive top growth
Design & Plant Use for Vinca minor:
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest

Common Missspellings: Vincer, Vinka, Vincar, Vinker


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Vinca minor - 'Bowles Variety' (Periwinkle)