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Bowles' Common Periwinkle

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One of the best groundcovers for shade, displaying violet blue flowers against small glossy green leaves. A clumping habit to this evergreen perennial. Good for use in firescaping. Photo credit: Allan Mandell


  • Full Sun, Full Shade

  • High

  • Height
    2 feet or less

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 'Bowles'
Plant Type Perennials, Ground Covers
Plant Subtype GROUNDCOVER
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Full Sun, Full Shade
Water Needs High
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
Height 2 feet or less
Special Uses Clump Forming, Deer Resistant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Shade Loving, Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise
Flower Color Blue
Bloom Time Spring

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