Periwinkle 'Traditional' {1000 Bare Root plants}

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If you've ever sat on a bench beside a quiet, still pond with lovely butterflies flittering about, then you know the feeling that Vinca minor Traditional evokes with her classic, evergreen, trailing vines of dazzling glossy green (1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch) leaves. The foliage is offset by a prominent, whitish mid-vein and absolutely delightful violet-blue blooms (1/2-3/4 inch) in early spring that persist sporadically from summer through frost.

Like most Vinca, Traditional does best in partial shade and produces fewer blooms in deep shade. Why do gardeners return to this Vinca time and again? You just cannot beat the weed-suppressing carpet of emerald leaves and thick mass of deep amethyst blossoms that pop out in a choir of color in early spring.

If you are considering purchasing this plant in bare root form, please read about bare root plants so you know what to expect. See photos of bare root Vinca minor.
General information about Vinca (Periwinkle, Myrtle):
An American classic commonly referred to as Periwinkle or Myrtle, Vinca, with her graceful, cascading foliage on slim trailing stems and delicate phlox-like flowers, is an irresistible garden groundcover. Her blooms peek out in early spring and heavily cover the foliage, then sparsely persist throughout summer.

Evergreen and utterly low-maintenance, her lanceolate foliage (from 1/4 to 3 1/2 inches long and 1/8- 3/16 inches broad) sits opposite one another and tends to be low-growing (though some varieties can grow up to 2 feet high).

It spreads far and wide as the long stems grow, touch the ground, and root where they touch. Because of her fast spreading habit and ability to blanket an area quickly, Vinca is useful at controlling soil erosion on shady slopes and for covering for large blank spaces and difficult bare spots under trees and shrubs.

Subshrubs with woody habits, both Vinca major and Vinca minor are highly sought after because they can completely carpet an area quickly and economically with the added bonus of delicate salverform flowers willing to blossom in shade or full sun.

Because she doesn’t climb, Vinca is a perfect alternative to ivy when you need a solid, resilient absolutely lovely, classic look. Gardeners love the fact that it is tolerant of infrequent foot traffic and deer. Provided she's given frequent drinks, Vinca minor is perfect for difficult poor soil, surprising many gardeners with her adaptability, but of course, she’ll blow your mind when planted in organic, moist, well-drained, loamy soil.

Things to Note
Compared to Vinca minor, Vinca major is less cold hardy, more tolerant of heat, has broader, hairier leaves, larger flowers, and twice as many chromosomes.

Comparison of V. minor vs. V. major
Needs shade in Prefers shade in Tolerates full sun in
Vinca minor Zone 9 Zones 7-8 Zones 4-6
Vinca major Zones 9-11 Zones 7-8 Zone 6

Be aware that Vinca can be invasive, and should only be used in contained areas or spaces where she can have free run.

Only a thin layer (if any) of mulch should be used, because Vinca spreads by re-rooting where runners touch the ground.

Interesting Facts
Vinca (from Latin vincire "to bind, fetter") is a genus of six species in the family Apocynaceae; it is native to Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. Vinca’s common name, shared with its related genus Catharanthus, is Periwinkle.

Gardener Tips
Gardeners often opt to use Vinca in flower boxes, urns and hanging baskets because of their elegant, dangling stems. In a planter, consider pairing Vinca with spring bulbs, then summer annuals, followed by evergreen sprigs and berries for year-round curbside appeal.

Vinca is a lovely complement to creeping phlox and lavender in a rock garden.

Vinca loves to spread, but not typically upward. If planting Vinca on a slope, be sure to start at the highest point and then place plants evenly spaced down the slope. This will ensure even, full coverage.

Be aware that Vinca can be invasive, and should only be used in contained areas or spaces where she can have free run.

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Surprisingly good!
03/21/2017 By Edward Brown
Product reviewed: Periwinkle 'Traditional' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
I'm not a gardner by any stretch of the imagination but I was super impressed with out shipment.
It came on time, all the leaves were healthy/green. All the plant soil was moist but not wet.
If anything goes wrong at this point it 100% my fault.
The bare root periwinkles arrived moist and in excellent condition. Since our area was experiencing a snow/sleet storm I planted them in individual peat pots and placed them in my kitchen. They look great and hopefully I'll get them outside in a couple weeks... Read full review >
Arrived in good shape
03/08/2017 By Paul Reichle
Product reviewed: Periwinkle 'Traditional' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
Planting today 3/8/2017

Would have liked to see some planting instructions.

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03/08/2017 Classy Groundcovers comment:
We have instructions for all aspects of preparation, planting, and care at http://classygroundcovers.com/inst

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This is my second order from Classy Groundcovers this year. The periwinkle plants were well rooted and some had extra runners. I had previously ordered bare root daylilies. I have never been disappointed with any purchase from Classy Groundcovers. Fair... Read full review >
beautiful plants came perfectly packaged and shipped. Bare root plants went right into the ground and are doing very well. They look like they doubled in size in two days. I will be back for more.
NOTE: ORDERS FOR 1000 OR MORE BARE ROOT VINCA MINOR TRADITIONAL WILL BE SHIPPED SEPARATELY FROM A DIFFERENT LOCATION AND (BECAUSE OF THE SPECIAL DISCOUNT) INDIVIDUAL PACKS OF 1000 CANNOT BE SPLIT INTO MULTIPLE SHIPMENTS (ORDERS OF 5000 CAN BE SPLIT INTO TWO SHIPMENTS, ORDERS OF 10000 CAN BE SPLIT INTO UP TO FOUR SHIPMENTS). ORDERS FOR 1000 OR MORE PLACED MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WILL GENERALLY SHIP THE FOLLOWING MONDAY, ORDERS PLACED FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WILL GENERALLY SHIP THE MONDAY AFTER NEXT. IF MONDAY IS A HOLIDAY IT WILL SHIP TUESDAY. IF STOCK IS AVAILABLE IT MAY SHIP SOONER. IF YOU WANT IT SHIPPED ON A PARTICULAR MONDAY, SPECIFY THAT IN THE COMMENTS BOX NEAR THE SHIPPING ADDRESS. EXPECT DELIVERY WITHIN 3 DAYS OF SHIPMENT. THESE PLANTS ARE DUG FRESH FROM THE GROUND FOR EACH ORDER, 3-6 LEADS PER PLANT, PACKED 50 TO A BUNDLE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REMOVE THE RUBBER BANDS FROM THE INDIVIDUAL PLANTS BEFORE PLANTING. ORDERS OF 1000 OR MORE CANNOT BE CANCELLED OR REVISED AFTER THE FRIDAY BEFORE SHIPMENT.
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In areas where spreading is not desired, trim back the runners before they take root or prune ruthlessly once a year.
Will tolerate sun if given enough moisture.
General information that applies to all plants:
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Vinca minor 'Traditional'
(AKA Common/Creeping Periwinkle/Myrtle, Creeping Myrtle)
Pronunciation: VING-kah MY-nor

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$390.00 for 1 pack of 1000 plants ($0.39 per plant) - 53% off
5-9 packs: $330.00 per pack ($0.33 per plant) - 60% off
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