Plants: Vinca minor 'Bowles' - periwinkle

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Periwinkle is a European native plant growing wildly in the woods of Central Europe to Caucasus. It is a prostrate, evergreen groundcover offering a long flowering period.

Vinca minor 'Bowles' - periwinkle

Pinwheel-shaped flowers of Bowles variety (La Grave) are 3cm wide, have 5 divided petals of blue-violet colour with prevailing blue shade. It flowers from mid spring continuously until autumn while May and June flowering is supposedly most abundant.

Evergreen leaves are ovate, deep green, and glossy. It makes long shoots which are best trimmed to achieve a dense and compact mat with plentiful of flowers. Periwinkle is ideal in areas where it can be left grown on its own beneath taller trees or shrubs, not disturbing smaller and dwarf plants. If desired in a bed along with other plants keep it under control by hard pruning.

It will grow in almost any soil type apart from too dry. It flowers best in full sun if it is not left too dry. Filtered sun or partial shade around noon is ideal. Fully hardy to -34°C (USDA zone 4). Size/type: low or groundcovering
Usual height: 0.2-0.2m
Usual width:
Leaves: evergreen broadleaf
Colour of leaves: green
Flowers: showy
Colour of flowers: violet
Blooming time: april - october
Location: full to partial sun
Usda zone (lowest): 4 (down to -34°c)
Belongs to categories: evergreen broadleaf, summer blooms
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