Vinca minor 'Bowles'

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Vinca

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Reliable, creeping groundcover with larger and more numerous flowers than the species. Foliage is shiny and dark green. Lilac-blue pinwheel flowers appear in the spring.

Height

4-6 Inches

Spread

48 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

Vinca is dereived from the Latin word vincio (to bind). Discovered in the 1920's by E.A. Bowles, in a French cemetery.

Bloom Time

March-April

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Yellow Archangel (Groundcover- Lamiastrum galeobdolon), Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone ), Leatherwood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Ground Cover
Containers
Exposure
Shade
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Very Adaptable
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