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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.

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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

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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.

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Periwinkle - vinca minor 

The Periwinkle flower (vinca minor) is most commonly grown as a form of ground cover; it is exceptional for preventing erosion. It grows best in growing zones 4 to 8. Perwinkle is also referred to as creeping Vinca. It blossoms from April to May and it's blooms are a beautiful periwinkle color. Periwinkle flowers are about one to two inches in diameter and funnel-shaped. Each flower has 5 flattened petals. The leaves range in size from 1 & 1/2 inches to 3 inches in length and are a shade of dark green. The leaves are oblong in shape and have a glossy appearance. Periwinkles can be propagated from stem cuttings that are collected anytime during the summer months. When planting new periwinkle plants, space them six to twelve inches apart to prevent garden choking. There are over thirty types of vinca minor. Periwinkle is known for spreading; once it is established in the desired location in your landscape, it requires minimal care. Creeping Vinca is drought resistant and grows easily. Though it can thrive in a variety of soil conditions and sun exposure; it does best is slightly acidic soil and in shady conditions. Each periwinkle plant has the ability to spread out over 8 feet. Periwinkle rarely grows past 4 inches in height. Though periwinkle is a spreading plant, it can also become a climbing plant if given a nonliving item to grow on. It can create a beautiful and natural source of garden or landscape privacy. It is not recommended to plant periwinkle in a flower bed with other plants that it can choke out. Because it spreads so quickly, it will quickly block out sunlight other plants require to thrive. Creeping Vinca can be difficult to relocate once planted and established in landscape design, so it's placement needs to be thoroughly thought out.

Periwinkle - vinca minor 

The Periwinkle flower (vinca minor) is most commonly grown as a form of ground cover; it is exceptional for preventing erosion. It grows best in growing zones 4 to 8. Perwinkle is also referred to as creeping Vinca. It blossoms from April to May, and its blooms are a beautiful periwinkle color. Periwinkle flowers are about one to two inches in diameter and funnel-shaped. Each flower has five flattened petals. The leaves range in size from 1 & 1/2 inches to 3 inches in length and are a shade of dark green. The leaves are oblong in shape and have a glossy appearance. Periwinkles can be propagated from stem cuttings that are collected anytime during the summer months. When planting new periwinkle plants, space them six to twelve inches apart to prevent garden choking. There are over thirty types of vinca minor. Periwinkle is known for spreading; once it is established in the desired location in your landscape, it requires minimal care. Creeping Vinca is drought resistant and grows easily. Though it can thrive in a variety of soil conditions and sun exposure; it does best is slightly acidic soil and in shady conditions. Each periwinkle plant has the ability to spread out over 8 feet. Periwinkle rarely grows past 4 inches in height. Though periwinkle is a spreading plant, it can also become a climbing plant if given a nonliving item to grow on. It can create a beautiful and natural source of garden or landscape privacy. It is not recommended to plant periwinkle in a flower bed with other plants that it can choke out. Because it spreads so quickly, it will quickly block out sunlight other plants require to thrive. Creeping Vinca can be difficult to relocate once planted and established in landscape design, so it's placement needs to be thoroughly thought out.

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Vinca Minor Plant 

The Vinca minor, more frequently referred to by its colloquial name of the Periwinkle plant, is a perennial herb with membership in the Apocynaceae family and is native to both Russia and Europe. This herb has it's ideal growing conditions in USDA Growing Zones 4 – 8 and reaches maximal heights of 6 inches tall. The plant grows horizontally more than vertically, however, with a maximum spread width of 18 inches at full maturity. 

 

 In keeping with its perennial nature, the leaves of the Vinca minor are evergreen and grow throughout the year. The plant begins blooming in early-May and reaches peak bloom by the end of June. Blooms of the Periwinkle are a light pastel lavender color and maintain a tube-like structure throughout the blooming season. 

 

 Optimum growing conditions for the Vinca minor are composed of medium-moisture to dry soil beds, and the plant grows best underneath ample amounts of direct sunlight. However, even if direct sunlight is not present, the Periwinkle plant will grow efficiently in partly shaded environments, and it is versatile enough to grow in heavily-shaded areas as well. 

 

 Frequent uses of the Vinca minor include erosion control in heavily watered areas and normalizing the soil quality near the banks of rivers and streams.