Vinca major (Large Leaf Periwinkle, Myrtle)

Example of approximately what these plants look like when shipped. See the eighth photograph of any plant to see a photo of what it looks like when shipped.
Vinca major (AKA Myrtle, Periwinkle) is a low-maintenance delight - great for controlling soil erosion on shady or partly-shadyslopes. An evergreen trailing vine with glossy green leaves. Stunning rich blooms cover the plant in early spring (rare for an evergreen groundcover), blooms persist sporadically summer through frost.

Rarely eaten by deer, tolerant of drought and infrequent foot traffic. Spreads quickly once established. Larger leaves and less cold hardiness than Vinca minor.

See also: Vinca minor, All Vinca


See photographs comparing average sizes of some bare roots and potted plants
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Greater (Large Leaf) Periwinkle {50 Bare Root plants}
$78.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.57 per plant)
(Big Leaf Periwinkle/Myrtle) Hardy and graceful, this deep evergreen trailing vine is dotted in blue-lilac flowers in early spring. Spreads quickly once established, fairly drought resistant. Mature prostrate height 8-18".
In stock.
Greater (Large Leaf) Periwinkle {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$99.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($3.97 per plant)
(Big Leaf Periwinkle/Myrtle) Hardy and graceful, this deep evergreen trailing vine is dotted in blue-lilac flowers in early spring. Spreads quickly once established, fairly drought resistant. Mature prostrate height 8-18".
In stock.
Variegated Greater (Large Leaf) Periwinkle {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$114.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($4.57 per plant)
(Big Leaf Periwinkle/Myrtle) Hardy, elegant evergreen trailing vine with variegated glossy white margined leaves. Blue-lilac flowers emerge in early spring and persist sparsely through summer and fall. 8-18" tall.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 11/02/2018.Email when available
Shady Variegated Deer Mix #2, 20% off: 50 Variegated Japanese Spurge, 25 Variegated Greater (Large Leaf) Periwinkle, 25 Japanese Painted Fern
On sale: $328.40
Save 20% on this combination of shade plants with dramatically striking variegated foliage that deer generally avoid. Plant in shade or part-shade in zones 6-9.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 03/15/2019.Email when available