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botanical name:
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Lesser Periwinkle
synonyms:  Vinca minor 'Purpurea', Vinca minor 'Rubra'
family:  Apocynaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Mat forming with slender creeping stems. Flowers are a deep plum purple

cultivation:
Will grow in most soils and situations. Flowers best in sun. Can be cut back hard in early spring.

propagation:
By division or semi-ripe cuttings.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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