Bowles' Common Periwinkle

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One of the best groundcovers for shade, displaying violet blue flowers against small glossy green leaves. A clumping habit to this evergreen perennial. Good for use in firescaping. Photo credit: Allan Mandell
  • Mature Height : 2 Feet or less
  • Light Needs : Full Sun, Full Shade
  • Water Needs : High
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Donut Type
Botanical Name Vinca minor 'Bowles'
Brand Monrovia Growers
Mature Height 2 Feet or less
Foliage Color Green
Flower Color Blue
Bloom Time Spring
Light Needs Full Sun, Full Shade
Special Uses Clump Forming, Deer Resistant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Shade Loving, Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses Border, Firescaping / Fire Wise
Water Needs High
Plant Type Perennials, Ground Covers
General Care Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.
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