Greater (Large Leaf) Periwinkle {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

If you are after a lush, dense, deep emerald carpet to blanket your garden, this Periwinkle, with her delicate blueish-purple blossoms (1-2 inch) and dark green (1-inch by 1 1/2- to 3-inch) leaves will serve you wonderfully.

Gardener Tip
V. major 'Green' may appear to yellow if placed in too much sun without a drink.

If you are considering purchasing this plant in bare root form, please read about bare root plants so you know what to expect.
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 Zone 11 Zone 10 Zone 6-9

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.

While all parts of the vinca plant are slightly toxic, that small amount consumed by a pet is unlikely to cause signs (loss of coordination, seizures, diarrhea, vomiting and depression). It would be best to watch your dog or cat closely over the next 24 hours, and if you see any signs of vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, or tremors, he/she needs to be seen right away by a veterinarian.

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06/04/2020 By Sue Holland (IL)
Product reviewed: Greater (Large Leaf) Periwinkle {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

06/04/2020 I couldn’t believe how well the plants were packaged. Strong, healthy plants! Not one was damaged. Awesome job! Can’t wait for them to start filling in! Thank you, I’ll be back for more!

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Product reviewed: Greater (Large Leaf) Periwinkle {Bare Root Plants, min 50}

05/07/2020 Plants arrived looking real good. I am experimenting with a few varieties to see what does well where.

04/29/2020 These arrived safely packed, with minimal loss of soil and leaves (maybe three leaves in the box). They were healthy, with loose moist roots, and went into the ground two days later. They have all done well post-transplant. Even without the rain... Read full review >
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Product reviewed: Greater (Large Leaf) Periwinkle {Bare Root Plants, min 50}

04/29/2020 Classy Groundcovers impressed me
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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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- Explanation and description of bare roots
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Vinca major 'Green'
(AKA Big Leaf Periwinkle, Big Leaf Myrtle)
Pronunciation: VING-kah MAY-jor
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25 - 249: $4.47 each250 - 999: $4.17 each
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