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'Bowles' Periwinkle Vine

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
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.

Customer Reviews

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R.B. (Michigan)

The plants arrived healthy and ready to go. They’re thriving, and already branching out. We can’t wait to see them when they’ve all filled in.

a
a.H. (North Carolina)
Periwinkle

Doing very well , no flowers yet

M
M.C. (Texas)
Perfect ground cover

Area between my backyard fence (far back and 2 sides) and 8-12" monkey grass has assorted bushes. This vine is filling in quickly, won't have to keep pulling out weeds and looks much better than the 6 yards of mulch I keep having to put in every Spring.

K
K.G. (Nebraska)
Bowles’ Periwinkle Vinca

So far so good! Planted 64 plugs under our front yard Maple Tree. They’ve been in the ground 30 days now. All 64 are doing ok. Some have had a little bloom. I spread a thin layer of compost and mulched the entire area with a layer of grass clippings for erosion control until the vinca takes hold. Can’t wait for the vinca to spread!

b
b.c. (Ohio)

you did not fill my order.

Hello Bill! I'm sorry you never received your order. On our end it shows it was delivered on 4/13. If you did not receive your plants reach out to us at hello@greatgardenplants.com and we'd be happy to set up a replacement order for you, or a refund. We look forward to hearing back from you!