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Vinca Minor Atropurpurea is a variety of the common periwinkle plant that is prized for its attractive purple foliage and delicate lavender-blue flowers. This low-growing evergreen plant is a popular choice for ground cover and is particularly well-suited for shady areas of the garden.
Best Position: Vinca Minor Atropurpurea grows best in partial to full shade and well-drained soil. It can also tolerate some dryness once established.
Flowering Time: Vinca Minor Atropurpurea blooms in late spring to early summer with delicate lavender-blue flowers that contrast beautifully with the deep green foliage. The flowers are small, but abundant and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
When to Feed and Prune: Vinca Minor Atropurpurea is a low-maintenance plant that generally does not require fertilization or pruning. However, if the plant becomes overgrown, it can be pruned back in late winter or early spring to promote new growth and maintain its shape. It is also important to remove any dead or damaged leaves or stems as soon as they are noticed to keep the plant healthy and looking its best.
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