Ground covers

Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’

vinca minor atropurpurea
vinca minor atropurpurea

Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’


English name: lesser periwinkle or Dwarf periwinkle

Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’, one of many varieties of Vinca minor, is a fully hardy ground cover plant with small, purple flowers and a flowering period from March to July.

Properties of Vinca Minor ‘Atropurpurea’


  • Leaf colour: green, yellow
  • Leaf length: 2 to 4 cm
  • Flower colour: purple
  • Flowering period: March to July
  • Plant height: 5 – 15 cm
  • Fully hardy
  • Evergreen
  • Position: Shade, partial shade, sun
  • Habitat: Regular soil, humous
  • Special features: ground cover plant

The Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’ is fully hardy and a fast grower. Therefor it is highly suitable as a ground cover plant. Vinca Minor ‘Atropurpurea’ originates from the Mediterranean area, but now it can be found in the wild in the United Kingdom as well. In the Netherlands, this wild variety is protected. Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’ is a ground cover plant which requires little maintenance, but offers a lot. It can be placed anywhere. Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’ has a long flowering period: March to July.


Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’ is one of many varieties of Vinca and also available at Covergreen.

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