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Vinca minor 'Bowles's Blue' Vinca minor 'La Grave'
Vinca can be evergreen subshrubs or herbaceous perennials, with simple, paired leaves and solitary, 5-lobed, salver-shaped flowers in the leaf axils
'Bowles's Variety' is a vigorous, evergreen mat-forming perennial to 20cm in height, with dark green, ovate leaves and violet-blue flowers 2.5-3cm in width
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in all but the driest soils. Flowers best in full sun but very useful for shady areas. Can be invasive
Propagate by division in spring or autumn and by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 6
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to a rust
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