Vinca minor atropurpurea

Dwarf Periwinkle

Vigorous ground covers for shady areas, Periwinkles usually flower lavender-blue, but white and purple forms also exist. Plant in shady areas where nothing else will grow. Use on rough slopes or to cover unused areas, but take care, because Periwinkle can be invasive. Use forms with trailing, variegated foliage in hanging baskets and planter boxes. Also called Myrtle, the perennial Periwinkles are sometimes confused with the annual Madagascar Periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus. Sold in cell packs throughout the growing season.
Vinca minor atropurpurea, Dwarf Periwinkle
This will not take over like Large Periwinkle, but it is as easy to grow and spreads well. It has intermittent, maroon-purple flowers and lush foliage.

Attributes - Vinca minor atropurpurea

Plant Type: Ground Cover

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Magenta, Purple

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Wet Soil. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance.

Related Plants

Vinca major, Vinca major variegata, Vinca minor, Vinca minor 'Bowles', Vinca minor alba, Vinca minor variegatum
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