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Vinca Min. Atropurpurea

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Description

Wine Periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

Height: 6 inches

Spread: 24 inches

Sunlight: full sun partial shade full shade

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Other Names: Burgundy Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle

Description:

A refreshing color change for this popular shade-loving groundcover with rich wine-red flowers held over lustrous dark green evergreen foliage; does well in sun or deep shade, quickly forms a dense mat, even grows well under mature trees

Ornamental Features

Wine Periwinkle has masses of beautiful burgundy flowers along the stems from mid to late spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its small glossy oval leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Wine Periwinkle is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Spreading
Wine Periwinkle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Border Edging
General Garden Use
Groundcover
Container Planting

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