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Vinca minor 'Bowles' - Periwinkle

Groundcovers

Vinca minor 'Bowles'

Periwinkle

An excellent ground cover with dark green glossy foliage, Vinca minor 'Bowles' variety has large purple-blue pinwheel flowers that appear late spring and continue throughout summer. The 'Bowles' variety boasts larger and glossier leaves than other Vinca, as well as larger and more numerous flowers. Grows outward from the crown, rather than rooting along the stems, so it grows a little slower for smaller spaces and containers. Likes afternoon shade during our St Louis summers.

Periwinkle Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates full shade, the leaves will sometimes scorch in too much sun.

Height:

4-6 Inches

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Spread:

16-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Vinca minor 'Bowles'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Dry
Average
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Attributes
Evergreen
Rock Garden
Ground Cover
Border or Bed
Great Foliage
Container
Mass Planting
Edging
Naturalizing
Great Companion Plants for Vinca minor 'Bowles'
Little Bluestem Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium )
Bleeding Heart Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis )
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Isabella Marafi')
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Wintercreeper Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus')