Vinca minor atropurpurea- purple flowering small evergreen
The hardy small evergreen, also known under the botanical name Vinca minor Atropurpurea, originates from Southern and Central Europe. It is a creeping ground cover and is equally suitable for sunny and shady areas. Its bushy growth not only visually enhances your green oasis, it also prevents the spread of weeds.
Vinca minor Atropurpurea üsurprises with purple flowers
The location determines which shades of colour the evergreen will develop particularly strongly in your garden. If you plant it in a sunny spot, it will produce numerous purple flowers from April to June. In a shady spot, a small evergreen will also flower, but the intense dark green foliage will stand out. As a creeping ground cover and semi-shrub with a maximum height of 20cm, the plant sets the scene especially on slopes and rocky borders with its carpet-like growth. Insects like to seek out the star-shaped flowers as a source of nectar.
The evergreen is uncomplicated
There is no need for time-consuming care with this robust plant. It thrives on loose and well-drained soil. A moderately moist substrate is sufficient for it to flourish. As it is also lime-tolerant, it copes well with acidic soil.
Slow growth, long life
A small evergreen doesn't grow very fast at 5-10cm per year, but it will make your garden more attractive every year. If you give it the space it needs, it will spread out like a cushion and will also make dull-looking areas more attractive as an underplanting. The occasional application of bark mulch to the substrate strengthens the evergreen and promotes its growth. After flowering, you can also trim it back a little if the plant cover has gaps in some places.
Always green is a friendly neighbour
As a harmonious ground cover, a small evergreen can be combined very well with similar plants. Good partners are the thick männchen and the golden strawberry Plant 12 Vinca minor Atropurpurea per square metre to create an increasingly dense carpet. The plants are supplied in pots so that you can use them all year round.
A small evergreen also impresses in the planting container
The plants do need some space to grow bushy, but in larger containers and pots Vinca minor Atropurpurea develops just as well. Especially on terraces, its dense foliage hides the planting area and elegantly and fluently blends into the surroundings. A small evergreen can skilfully conceal in these garden areas. Vinca minor Atropurpurea is equally stylish in narrow borders around the house. The purple flowers as well as the bold green make every area of the garden an eye-catcher where this low-maintenance plant is allowed to develop.
This evergreen is equally stylish in narrow borders around the house.
This evergreen fulfils all the requirements you have for a ground cover. It is evergreen, makes few demands and is also an effective weedkiller. You can choose whether you prefer an intensively green or a freshly flowering plant. The decisive factor is the location. If you plant Vinca minor Atropurperea in a shady spot, the flowers will take on an intense green colour. If planted in a sunny spot, the flowers will turn purple. The ground cover can grow up to 20cm tall without pruning. The evergreen with purple flowers grows about 20cm high and is a natural weed guard.
Buy Vinca minor atropurpurea
You will need about 12 plants for one square metre.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the small evergreen all year round.