Wine Common Periwinkle
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'
|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.|
|Mature Size||Creates a mat 6 in. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|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.|
|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. 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.|
|Lore||During the middle ages it was worn by the condemned on their way to execution.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9
Good to grow!
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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.
Lowe's 811 East Arques Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94085
Summerwinds Nursery 725 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, California 94303
Yamagami's Nursery 1361 S. De Anza Blvd.
Cupertino, California 95014
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100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.