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Greater Periwinkle Plant

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SKU:
181
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
$5.49
Bloom Color
Purple/Lavender, Blue,
Bloom Color
Purple/Lavender, Blue,
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
7, 8, 9,
Zone
7, 8, 9,
Zone
7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Flowering,

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Good plant

    Posted by Jim Fergaon on 31st Mar 2017

    Great hardy plant

  • 5
    Will buy again

    Posted by Peter Gaylord on 31st Mar 2017

    Very pleased with my plants. Thank You TN

  • 4
    Nice plants

    Posted by Fran Holtt on 30th Mar 2017

    Looks lovely

  • 4
    Value for the buck

    Posted by KLI on 29th Mar 2017

    This plant gives you the best value for your money. The contrast of green and purple are simply amazing.

  • 5
    Name fits

    Posted by Ridley Bean on 28th Mar 2017

    The name fits because they are low growing and have lots of color to them.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Vinca Major – Big Leaf Periwinkle

 Greater Periwinkle, also known as big leaf periwinkle,  is a beautiful plant especially when it shows its blue/violet flowers. This plant will bloom in spring and can also bloom until the first frost. This plant will work well as a ground cover because it will spread rather quickly. This perennial can help with soil erosion problems. It will have dark green leaves when growing. It can grow as tall as 36 inches and can do great in partial shade. This plant prefers well-drained, fertile soils.

Greater Periwinkle commonly known as bigleaf periwinkle.

 This look could add some much-needed color to the region with contrasting green foliage and blue-purple or lavender flowers. It is great for keeping erosion in check. Most frequently seen as garden ground cover, it is rightly named for the color of its blooms. Flowers display themselves from April to May. Despite its color namesake, it is obtainable in a variety of colors and slightly different plants. The variety and color of your choice should be based on the needs of the particular landscape. Vinca major is elementary to grow, and the biggest concern that should arise is how to keep it under control. 

Greater Periwinkle grows much more vigorously than its smaller version, the vinca minor. As long as the plant is in the best conditions, it should need very little care once it grows. As with most gardens, weeds may need to be removed until the vinca major grows enough to shade out any likely new growth of the weeds so that weeds shouldn’t be a bother anymore. Even though many soil and sunlight settings are accepted, acidic soil in a partial shade location is best.

Greater Periwinkle vine stays green year round but may become leaves may become discolored or even burnt if it receives too much sunlight. It is less accepting of colder temperatures than its smaller version.  It is a very vigorous grower. Most plants don’t grow any taller than four inches making it a perfect as a groundcover. Due to its persistent nature, it should not be planted close to anything that, to the plant, is fair game for being used as a support for its growth. 

Vinca Major can grow on hillsides and steep banks where other plants have failed to develop.

 

 

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Greater Periwinkle

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