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Vinca minor Atropurpurea
Vinca minor Atropurpurea

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

Star-shaped flowers dotted amongst evergreen foliage
Grows to
Grows To
100 cm
10 cm
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Plant Care Information:

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

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9cm Pot
Item: 511025
£4.99
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Item: 511035
£9.97
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100 cm
10 cm
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  • Luxurious deep plum coloured blooms and excellent evergreen ground cover
  • A versatile plant for brightening dull corners of the garden, thriving in sun or shade in most soils
  • Easy to grow, hardy and very low maintenance it will form a low mat of glossy green leaves
  • Star-shaped flowers that are produced from April to September
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready to plant out
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The luxurious deep plum coloured blooms of 'Atropurpurea' will brighten dull corners of the garden. These vigorous, low-growing evergreen perennials will thrive in sun or shade in most soils. Its trailing stems root easily where they touch the ground, eventually forming a mat of glossy green leaves that act as a superb weed suppressant.

A proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience periwinkles are easy to grow, hardy and very low maintenance - the perfect plant for any gardener who wants great results with very little effort. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pots, growing to H10cm (4in) x W100cm (3ft) . Fl April - September.

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Item 511025 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant straight out. Eventually H10cm (4in) x W100cm (3ft), flowers April to September.

Top Tips

Plant them with evergreen ferns for extended winter interest

Care Information

Planting Advice for Vinca minor:

  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
  • The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.

Aftercare Advice for periwinkles:

  • Keep plants well-watered until established when they will become more drought tolerant.

Pruning Advice for vinca:

  • Pruning is not normally needed; however, any unwanted shoots can be cut back in spring.
  • Cutting back to a couple of inches after blooming every couple of years will help to keep plants dense.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

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Flowering Time
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Plant Dimensions
10 cm
100 cm
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