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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04/27/2017 By Deonna Andre
Product reviewed: Periwinkle 'Traditional' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
Just received our plants and they're very well packaged. As soon as we opened the package and exposed the plants to a little sun, they perked right up... a flower even bloomed within 2 days.
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04/26/2017 By Sharon Potter
Product reviewed: Periwinkle 'Traditional' {50 Bare Root plants}
We have ordered and planted 500 bare root plants. I just placed another order for 250 more plants. The plants were in good condition upon arrival. We planted them the day they arrived. They are easy to pull apart. Yes it's tedious to plant them but that's ok... Read full review >
Got all bare root myrtles planted promply
They have been in the ground for a week or so now.
All seem alive and well. Planted 50 roots and 2 have
A little yellow in the leaves but will see what happens
Received in Great Condition
04/23/2017 By Karen Knappmeyer
Product reviewed: Periwinkle 'Traditional' {50 Bare Root plants}
Planted these plants the day after I received them and then went out of town for five days. I checked when I returned and they are thriving. Thank you.
Everything was great
04/20/2017 By Mary Jean Hunt
Product reviewed: Periwinkle 'Traditional' {1000 Bare Root plants}
Healthy plants, except all the plants were purple. We just went with it.
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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.
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Vinca minor 'Traditional'
(AKA Common/Creeping Periwinkle/Myrtle, Creeping Myrtle)
Pronunciation: VING-kah MY-nor

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