Vinca Minor Atropurpurea, 2L Pot


Vinca minor Atropurpurea2L Pot

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Perennial Ground Cover
  • Botanical Name: Vinca minor Atropurpurea
  • Container Size: 2L Pot
  • Mature Height: 10-20 centimeters (4-8 inches)
  • Mature Spread: 50-100 centimeters (20-40 inches)
  • Foliage: Evergreen, glossy, dark green leaves
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Flowering Period: Spring to early summer
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
  • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moist, well-draining soil
  • Uses: Ground cover, erosion control, underplanting, borders, rock gardens


Vinca minor Atropurpurea, commonly known as purple-flowered periwinkle or creeping myrtle, is a low-growing perennial ground cover prized for its glossy evergreen foliage and profusion of purple flowers. This compact plant forms a dense mat of trailing stems adorned with glossy, dark green leaves, which provide year-round interest in the garden. In spring to early summer, Vinca minor Atropurpurea produces an abundance of small, star-shaped flowers in a rich shade of purple, adding a vibrant splash of color to the landscape. The flowers are attractive to pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Vinca minor Atropurpurea is a versatile plant that can be used in various ways in the landscape. It is commonly planted as a ground cover to fill in large areas, suppress weeds, and prevent soil erosion on slopes or banks. It also makes an excellent underplanting for trees and shrubs, adding visual interest to shaded areas of the garden. Additionally, Vinca minor Atropurpurea can be used in borders, rock gardens, and containers to provide a lush carpet of foliage and color.