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Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

Lesser Periwinkle

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Deep plum-purple flowers above evergreen foliage

An attractive, less vigorous plant than its larger cousin Vinca major

Ideal as ground cover for almost any position

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The spring flowering Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea' or the Lesser Periwinkle, has deep plum-purple flowers above evergreen foliage, making it an attractive, less vigorous plant than its larger cousin Vinca major, as its easier to confine to its allotted space. Vinca are ideal as ground cover for almost any position, perfect for suppressing weeds whether on a slope in sun or a dark, shady corner, where it is often difficult for plants to grow. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").

Height Up to 20cm (8in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Hardy Shrub

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Flowering Months


1 x 1 litre potted vinca plant (KA4296)
1 x 2 litre potted vinca plant (KC2124)
1 x 8cm potted vinca minor plant (58280)
2 vinca minor plants in 8cm pots (V59515P)

Grow Vinca in borders, woodland gardens or on banks as ground cover, in any moist, well-drained soil which does not dry out. They cope particularly well with clay soils. Periwinkles are versatile plants and will happily grow in full sun, partial shade or full shade, although flowering will be better in sun.
Water Vinca plants frequently until fully established. Once established, periwinkle plants require little attention. Prune periwinkle in spring by cutting back hard to restrict growth.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

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Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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