Wine Common Periwinkle
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'
Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||VING-ka MI-nor at-ro-pur-PUR-ee-uh|
|Lore||During the middle ages it was worn by the condemned on their way to execution.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Creates a mat 6 in. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Brunnera (Brunnera)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9