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VINCA minor 'Bowles Variety'

Commonly known as Lesser periwinkle

('La Grave') - large azure-blue flowers and green leaves

individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each, 10+ £8.50 each

  • Evergreen - elliptic or lance-shaped leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Blue - azure blue
  • Height - 10-20cm (4-8in)
  • Spread - indefinite
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil - prostrate, mat-forming shrub with long, trailing shoots. produces flowers 2.5-3cm (1-1¼in) across over a long period.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - for best flowering, in soil which retains moisture.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - syn. La Grave
  • Pests & Diseases - fungal diseases Phoma blight and rhizoctonia. Rust
  • Place of origin - probably collected from the Alps by EA Bowles (1865-1954), English plantsman and horticulturist
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - any but very dry.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
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