Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

lesser periwinkle

2 litre pot £8.99 Buy
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Plum-purple flowers, with a darker eye suffused in white, make this a classy partner with diminutive white muscari or other paler miniature bulbs

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any but very dry soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to September
  • Flower colour: dark plum-purple
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Sumptuous, dark plum-purple flowers over a long period from April to September and dark-green leaves. This delightful, purple-flowered lesser periwinkle is an excellent groundcover plant. Flowering best in full sun it's an attractive alternative to the rampant Vinca major and particularly suitable for small gardens.

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

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