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Vinca minor 'Bowles'

Bowles Periwinkle, Bowles Cunningham Periwinkle, Slow-running Periwinkle

Main interest:
blue flower, less invasive than other periwinkle varieties, evergreen foliage, long blooming period
full sun to full shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Growth type:
slow running
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
April to August
glossy green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 4 in (10 cm) width: 2 ft (0.6 m)
groundcover, under planting shrubs and woodland gardens, border edging, banks and slopes, container

An award wining lesser periwinkle, Vinca minor 'Bowles' is an evergreen trailer, with impressive glossy green leaves that form a thick matt. It produces masses of large violet-blue flowers in spring, and flower intermittently through the summer to fall. The Bowles periwinkle is less invasive than other varieties. It spreads to 2 feet wide maximum.

Vinca minor (lesser periwinkle) thrives in a number of soil and light conditions, and as such is an excellent groundcover for under planting shrubs and woodland gardens; as a border edging; suppressing weed growth; and as a stabilizer on banks and slopes. It attracts butterflies, and is deer and rabbit resistant.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$12.99 - $35.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Vinca minor 'Bowles's Variety', Vinca minor 'La Grave', Vinca minor 'Bowles Cunningham', Vinca minor 'Bowles's Blue'

Also known as: Lesser Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle, Dwarf Periwinkle, Running Myrtle, Common Periwinkle

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