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Periwinkle Plant

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$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
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Drought Tolerant Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Drought Tolerant Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Drought Tolerant Plants, Flowering,

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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

Periwinkle Plants - Vinca Minor | Major 

 Both varieties belong to the family 'Apocynaceae.' Commonly known as 'vinca' or 'periwinkle',  the scrambling, trailing vines of these plants spread and form dense masses. 

As the names suggest - major is larger than  minor. The primary difference is that the leaves of major are slightly broader, larger, or heart shaped, while those of minor are smaller and lance-shaped.

Vinca Minor - Lesser Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle

Commonly used used as groundcovers, they root wherever they touch the ground. As such, they spread rapidly and easily. Non-climbing, the plants form extensive mats, and thier small eye-catching purple-blue periwinkle flowers can enhance the beauty of a garden in spring and early summer.

A Super easy plant to grow and thrive and free from most genetic diseases or pests. It's not too picky about the soil it's in, but will do best with well-drained, moist soil. It's ease of cultivation and tendency to spread make it popular as a low-maintenance groundcover. Just remember that it's also challenging to remove after planting. It will usually require cutting and application of chemicals to its roots to stop it from coming back. Semi-evergreen in some locations.

Vinca Major

Vinca major, with the common names bigleaf periwinkle, large periwinkle, greater periwinkle and blue periwinkle, can bloom from spring thru autumn; making it a favorite because of its extended visibility. It blooms repeatedly, so getting a chance to view this beautiful species will often be during the year.

Visually it is recognized by its long creeping glossy leaved vines and beautiful blue or purple flowers. Greater periwinkles can spread along grass beds indefinitely with a density of 2 - 5 meters across; it can grow as tall as 25 - 70 cm in height. Greater Periwinkle is excellent for curb appeal in spring or cold seasons. It is also famous because it is easy to plant. The only requirements needed for Greater Periwinkle is moist soil. Evergreen to semi-evergreen vines, somewhat woody.

Greater Periwinkle is also known for containing compounds within it to battle cancer.

Periwinkle Plants