Details

 

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' is a wide-spreading evergreen perennial about 10cm in height, with ovate, dark green leaves and deep reddish-purple flowers 2.5cm in width

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)

 

Sunlight

Full sun, Partial shade, Full shade

Aspect

North-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Moisture

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years

 

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in all but the driest soils. Flowers best in full sun but very useful for shady areas. Can be invasive

 

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn and by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Drought Resistant Ground Cover Low Maintenance

 

How to care

Pruning

Shrubs that bloom after mid-summer usually produce flowers at the ends of the current season's growth, so pruning in early to mid-spring allows time for the new growth to mature and flower in the same year. Avoid pruning in winter, as it may lead to frost damage of new shoots.

 

Pests

Can get aphids

 

Diseases

May be subject to a rust

 

Info. courtesy of the RHS

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

£7.80Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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