All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Shade
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: Mauve
Colour: Purple

Looking good through all seasons and growing in any aspect, It is a vigorous grower, yet not overly invasive. It is tough, fully hardy and evergreen with pretty mauve-purple flowers produced from Spring through to Autumn, once established it will need next to no attention. A particularly tolerant plant, it will be happy in shade or sun, with deep green foliage carpeting the ground.

This form of the Lesser Periwinkle has rounded plum-purple single flowers effusively in spring and then sporadically through to autumn. A fast growing very useful groundcover plant.

Ideal for those dry shady areas where nothing much grows. Also very good on banks, verges or cascading over dry walls etc.

Height: 20cm

Syn: Vinca minor 'Purpurea'; Vinca minor 'Rubra'

Common name(s): Lesser Periwinkle


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.