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Wine Common Periwinkle

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A lush, trailing groundcover for the shade. Unusual burgundy blooms above lustrous green leaves. Thrives in the deepest of shade. An evergreen perennial. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Moderate

  • Height
    2 feet or less

  • Spread
    2—4 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'
Plant Type Ground Covers, Perennials
Plant Subtype GROUNDCOVER
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Partial Shade, Full Shade
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
Height 2 feet or less
Spread 2—4 feet
Special Uses Deer Resistant, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Showy Flowers, Tolerates Poor Soils
Landscape Uses Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Water Garden
Flower Color Purple
Bloom Time Spring

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