Vinca minor 'Bowlesii' ('La Grave')

Bowles Common Periwinkle, La Grave Common Periwinkle

Family: Apocynaceae

Genus: Vinca

Parent: Vinca minor

Category: Groundcover

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: 6" tall, to 14" spread

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade


Green foliage and deep purple to blue flowers in spring. Deer resistant. Warmer zones need some shade.

Can be invasive.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Lowes in March 2012 and planted it in the Big Trees and Birds garden.

Sources of Information

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