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Bowles' Common Periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Bowles'

Pronunciation: VING-ka MI-nor
SKU #07613
4-10

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OVERVIEW
Description One of the best groundcovers for shade, displaying large, violet-blue, pinwheel-shaped flowers against glossy dark green leaves. Sun tolerant in cool northern zones. In hot summer areas, plant in dappled to deep shade. Good for use in firescaping. Evergreen in most climates.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late Spring through Summer
Mature Size Fast, vine-like growth; reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading indefinitely.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Ground Cover
Design Ideas Use this shady groundcover for those hard-to-plant spots--its evergreen trailing stems will look fine year-round. It makes a good groundcover for shrub plantings.
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)
CARE
Care Highly adaptable; prefers enriched, neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Provide some shade in hot southern areas. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Space 4 to 5 ft. apart as groundcover. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.

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