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Vinca Minor

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$5.99
Bloom Color
Purple/Lavender,
Bloom Season
Spring,
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
Full 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,

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Enjoyable

    Posted by Adam Groves on 31st Mar 2017

    Grows small but packs a lot of color. Got huge last year.

  • 5
    Small but definitely worth it

    Posted by Mike on 31st Mar 2017

    It grows low to the ground but has lots of color

  • 4
    Looks good

    Posted by Harley Nunley on 30th Mar 2017

    has a nice green to it with a lovely flower

  • 5
    Really taking off

    Posted by Eli Jacobs on 28th Mar 2017

    They were planted and bought for an area around my pond and they are doing nicely and filling in with color. They look amazing.

  • 4
    Ready to go

    Posted by ESther on 9th May 2016

    Arrived on time & well pkd. The space they are to be planted is currently occupied by grass, but I have plans to de-sod the entire yard & plant it with azaleas, lilies & other perennials.

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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 Minor - Periwinkle

Vinca Minor Periwinkle is excellent for steep hills or sloping areas where soil erosion is an issue. This vine is also perfect for planting under garden plants to keep weeds from overgrowing the plants. No other vine is quite like the minor vinca vine. It can cover an area in a couple growing seasons, It also is an evergreen vine with delicate lavender flowers in early spring. It can also tolerate drought and live well in standing water. Have you ever heard of creeping myrtle? What about periwinkle? Or perhaps just myrtle vines? All these are the vinca minor.

Vinca Minors are lush and glossy with a nice color in spring and summer.

The best part about these vines is their ability to choke out other weeds due to them having quite a mass of fiber roots. These vines always create a very gorgeous and spectacular ground cover as they grow in all areas.

They can also survive if planted in large containers to decorate porches, patios and even pool areas during the summer months. These groundcovers are simple and easy to grow and cover all gardens in bright and brilliant color as they provide beautiful blooms. Vinca Minor (also known as periwinkle, dwarf periwinkle, myrtle, and creeping myrtle) is a flowering species originating in parts of Europe and southwestern Asia. This trailing subshrub provides excellent ground cover, and is remarkably hardy, with waxy hunter-green leaves and trumpet-shaped violet blossoms. The leaves are evergreen, while the flowers bloom from early spring through autumn.  It is rarely disturbed by either pests, disease or weather, and is known to be deer-resistant.

In the American south, Vinca Minor was often chosen for grave sites because of their long-lasting qualities, and may be know as graveyard vines because it enjoys the sloping hill surrounding sites where there is little traffic and movement. Even today, loyal bunches of this beautiful plant usually indicate forgotten sites, long after the original marker has disappeared.

Vinca Minor thrives in partial sun or shaded areas.

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Vinca Minor Periwinkle