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'Bowles' Periwinkle Vine

PERENNIAL

Description

  • Useful flowering ground cover for shade.
  • Enjoy large 1"blue flowers in spring.
  • Glossy evergreen leaves look good year-round.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Zones 4-9, part sun/shade, 8" tall x 18" wide at maturity.
Zone 4-9
Light part sun/shade
low

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Description Bowles' Periwinkle Vine (Vinca minor) is a tough, rugged evergreen groundcover for hard to grow areas. Also known as vinca or myrtle, this periwinkle vine is known for its lavender flowers that bloom in spring, glossy foliage, and clump-forming habit- so it is more sedate in spreading. This shade-loving deer resistant perennial is drought tolerant once established. It can tolerate road salt, poor shallow soil, and seashore plantings where other groundcovers fail. It's perfect for gardeners of any level seeking an easy-care groundcover with a charming display of flowers.
Buying landscape plugs? Here is how much area they will cover:
  • 6" spacing of 32 landscape plugs covers 6 sq feet
  • 8" spacing covers 7.5 sq feet
  • 10" spacing covers 11 sq feet
  • 12" spacing covers 16 sq feet
Details Botanical name: Vinca minor 'Bowles'
Common name: Periwinkle
Zone: 4 - 9
Sun exposure: Part-sun (4-6 hours sun), Shade (<4 hours sun)
Height x width: 6-8" x 18"
Flower color: Blue
Foliage color: Green
Season of Interest: Spring
Bloom time:Spring, summer
Features:Winter interest, suitable for slopes, ground covers, evergreens, dry soils, deer resistant, best for beginners
Uses: Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control or embankment, Ground cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Rain garden, Rock garden, Slopes, Small spaces, Under planting.
How To Grow Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained, but tolerates a wide range of soils, even poor and sandy/dry if regularly watered during times of drought.
Light: Sun tolerant in cool northern zones. In hot summer areas, plant in dappled to deep shade.
Water: Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry shade once plants are established.
Spacing: 12 to 18 inches apart. In two to three years, the Vinca will completely cover the planting bed. Plant 6" apart and by the end of the first year the bed will be completely covered.
Fertilizing: Very adaptable and can survive in any well-drained soil. Mulch in between the plants when first planting. This is important to not only retain water, but to also keep the weeds out. After the Vinca minor fill in the area, you will not need to mulch any more.
Winterizing: Add at least 4 inches of loose organic mulch, such as leaf compost in November to winterize your vinca. For greater protection from frost, and snow, completely cover the foliage in 5 to 6 inches of loose leaves.
Maintenance & Pruning: Stems root into the ground readily, and the new plants that form may be easily moved to a new location in spring or early fall. Mowing the patch low after blooming every couple of years will help to keep it thick and weed resistant.

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Customer Reviews

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M
M.T. (Virginia)
Great plants!!

I've ordered over 100 "Bowles" periwinkle plants from you and they are always superbly packaged, arrive quickly and are super healthy. Thank you! See you in the Spring!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

R
R.F. (Iowa)
Plants died

Very unhappy. I bought several other plants from a local retail florist at the same time..... all planned at the same time. The ones I bought from you died. So disappointed. The other ones are thriving.

We've got you covered with our 60-day guarantee. We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your purchase and that your plants will arrive healthy, free of pests and diseases, and true to name. Have a problem with your plant? We make it easy to place a claim via email, automated claim process, or use the chat bubble. Simply send us a photo of your plant, your order number, and a brief description of the problem within 60 days of receipt of your order. While we do not accept returns, we are happy to issue refunds. Refunds are based on the plant cost and do not include shipping charges. Allow up to 2 weeks for processing refunds. After 60 days, we cannot be responsible for the plants in your care and will not cover problems with overwintering, animals, insects, diseases, improper planting, drought, flooding, poor drainage, etc. Our goal is that you are successful with our plants (and gardening in general), so our expert staff is here to assist you with any problem you may experience. Any plant shipped dormant in spring is guaranteed to break dormancy, even if it takes longer than 60 days.
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M
M.M. (Illinois)
Vinca vine

All good so far

F
F.W. (New York)
Great Periwinkle Plants

We ordered some Periwinkle plants, and they arrived in very good shape. They have been in our garden for a month or so, and they have since doubled in size and look great.

M
M.B. (New Hampshire)
looking good

Planted these around the pool. Needed a ground cover as its a tight area and hard to mow. So far so good. They arrived healthy and seem to be doing well. They don't seem to need much fussing. Very low maintenance.