Vinca minor Bowles's Variety = 'La Grave'
Lesser Periwinkle - 2 litres
Vinca minor Bowles's Variety ('La Grave'), Periwinkle, is a vigorous prostrate evergreen with small, neat, glossy dark green leaves and extra-large and prolific azure-blue flowers in spring and early summer and intermittently throughout the year. Good groundcover, rooting as it goes, forming a weed-smothering carpet, especially useful under trees and large shrubs. Grows around 10cm high with an indefinite spread.
Thrives in any soil other than damp or very dry, in sun or shade, tolerating deep shade, though flowering less freely. Shear over in early spring to promote fresh growth or cut hard back to restrict spread.
This plant has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
British nursery grown.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Vinca minor|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||Lesser Periwinkle|
|Flowering time||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Plant type||Evergreen Shrubs|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Time to maturity||5 - 10 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||1.1m - 1.5m|