Bowles' Common Periwinkle
Vinca minor 'Bowles'
Pronunciation: VING-ka MI-nor
|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.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10
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