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Vinca Minor Bowles Purple

SKU 1073293
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Original price €12.99
Original price €12.99 - Original price €12.99
Original price €12.99
Current price €8.99
€8.99 - €8.99
Current price €8.99
19 Apr. Estimated arrival
16 Apr. Order placed
17-18 Apr. Order dispatches
19 Apr. Delivered!
🚚 Order within the next 2 hours, 15 minutes for delivery by 19 Apr, 2024.
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Vinca minor 'Bowles Purple,' commonly known as Periwinkle or Creeping Myrtle, is a charming and versatile evergreen ground cover admired for its lush, deep green foliage and abundant purple flowers. This low-growing perennial is highly valued for its ability to form a dense, weed-suppressing carpet in shady areas, making it a popular choice for covering large expanses and slopes. 'Bowles Purple' blooms profusely in spring, creating a beautiful and vibrant display of purple flowers that attract pollinators like bees. Its adaptability to various soil conditions and its low-maintenance requirements make it an excellent addition to woodland gardens, underplanting trees, and borders.

Why We Like It:

  • Lush Green Foliage: Vinca minor 'Bowles Purple' features dense and glossy deep green leaves that provide an attractive ground cover throughout the year.
  • Abundant Purple Flowers: This cultivar delights with an abundance of charming purple flowers in spring, adding a splash of color to shaded areas.
  • Weed-Suppressing Ground Cover: 'Bowles Purple' forms a dense carpet that effectively suppresses weeds, making it an ideal choice for covering large areas and slopes.

What to Know:

  • Sun and Soil Requirements: Vinca minor 'Bowles Purple' thrives in partial to full shade and adapts well to various soil types, including loam and clay.
  • Watering and Moisture: Regular watering during the establishment phase is important for healthy growth, but once established, it demonstrates good drought tolerance.
  • Pruning Guidelines: Trimming back any overly exuberant growth in spring helps maintain the plant's neat appearance and promotes better flowering.
  • Winter Hardiness: 'Bowles Purple' is generally cold-hardy, but providing some winter protection, such as mulching, can be beneficial in colder climates.
  • Invasive Potential: While not typically invasive, 'Bowles Purple' should be monitored to prevent it from spreading aggressively in certain conditions.

Flower Color:

  • Vinca minor 'Bowles Purple' boasts charming purple flowers that grace the garden in spring.

Flowering Months:

  • April to September.

Height and Spread:

  • When fully grown, Vinca minor 'Bowles Purple' reaches a height of approximately 15 to 30 centimeters, with a spread of about 30 to 60 centimeters.

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