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Vinca minor 'Bowles'

Bowles' Lesser Periwinkle

Bowles' Lesser Periwinkle

Format

Exposure

  • Sun
  • Partial shade
  • Shade

Rusticity

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • May
  • June
  • July

  • White tailed-deer resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Ground-cover
  • Résistes aux maladies
  • Abundant flowers

Vinca minor 'Bowles', also known as the variegated periwinkle, is a perennial evergreen plant distinguished by its dark green foliage with cream margins and starry light blue flowers. 

Foliage and Flowering:

  • Dark green leaves with cream margins
  • Dense evergreen foliage that forms a lush carpet, smothering weeds
  • 2 to 3 cm diameter light blue star-shaped flowers
  • Delicate and abundant spring flowering

An Asset for Your Garden:

  • Perfect for groundcovers, borders and rockeries
  • Brings a touch of color and softness to your garden
  • Creates a striking contrast with other plants
  • Ideal for covering shaded areas and stabilizing slopes
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Attracts bees and butterflies

Care Tips:

  • Plant Vinca minor 'Bowles' in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.
  • Water regularly, especially during dry periods.
  • Fertilize once a year in spring with a fertilizer for perennials.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
20 - 60 cm
Spread
60 - 90 cm
Height
10 - 13 cm
Spacing
8 - 24 in.
Spread
24 - 36 in.
Height
4 - 6 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Ground-cover

Flowering colours:

  • Violet

Plant needs

Watering:

  • Water regularly
  • but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Avoid excess stagnant water

Maintenance:

  • Easy. Fertilizer can be applied in spring
  • although not necessary.

Soil requirement:

  • Well-drained soil

Features

Resistance:

  • Bugs
  • Diseases

Attract:

  • Pollinators

Use:

  • Flowerbeds
  • Ground cover
  • Shade garden
  • Rock gardens

Attribute:

  • Evergreen foliage

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