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Wine Common Periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

Pronunciation: VING-ka MI-nor at-ro-pur-PUR-ee-uh
SKU #07608
4-9

Your climate may be too warm for this plant: 10

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OVERVIEW
Description A lush, trailing ground cover that thrives in the deepest of shade. Unique deep purple to magenta colored blossoms appear above lustrous green foliage. This evergreen perennial is perfect for planting beneath tree canopies, or cascading over a low wall or container.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Creates a mat 6 in. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Waterwise, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover
Design Ideas The luxurious trailing form of this evergreen vine looks fabulous hanging over a low wall or edge of a container. Makes a vigorous groundcover for sheltered locations beneath tree canopies and banks where it will force out weeds. Capable of weaving itself through rocky outcroppings and for covering up mortar at rock waterfalls or pools. Truly romantic addition to sparse old shrub borders and north side foundation planting.
Flower Color Purple
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. Takes sun to shade in northern zones; needs shade in hot southern areas. Water regularly the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; less often, once established. As a groundcover, space plants 3-5 ft. apart. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.
HISTORY
Lore During the middle ages it was worn by the condemned on their way to execution.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 10

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