Welcome!

Hello from Lucy’s Wholesale Vinca! The only wholesaler of Vinca Minor, also known as Periwinkle and Creeping Myrtle, on the East Coast. Lucy’s has supplied gardeners, landscapers, nurseries, and plant enthusiasts for 20 years. Periwinkle is an excellent, evergreen ground cover with dark green foliage. Flowers bloom in March or April, and sometimes, again in the fall. 

Attention: In order to reduce costs and provide low pricing to customers, Lucy’s repurposes boxes and primarily  ship bulk orders in banana boxes.

Call or text (434)298-7093 for special pricing for bulk orders or special requests. 

What you should know about Lucy’s Wholesale Vinca:

  • Supplier of vinca minor for 20 years.
  • KNOWLEDGEABLE of the uses and care of vinca minor.
  • Supply nurseries with as many as 40,000 plants per week
  • Plants pulled fresh to order and set up for easy planting
  • Will ship directly to your nursery or your customer
  • Compare my prices to those that you are currently paying

We ship via UPS. Shipping rates start at $10 per box. Savings are greater on shipping for larger orders. Please call or text (434)298-7093 for special shipping requests and/or questions.

Orders received Monday-Thursday will ship out on the upcoming Monday. Orders received Friday-Sunday will ship out on Monday of the next week. We ship on Mondays because we pull over the weekend and want you to get the most healthy plants possible. Our shipping helps to ensure that your plants arrive healthy and within 3 days of shipping and do not sit in a warehouse.

If you’re ordering from Virginia, there will be a 5% sales tax on the order.

56 thoughts on “Welcome!”

  1. Hi! Will you sell/send to a non-retail home? Mine. I’d like to purchase 20 vinca perennials please. Unable to find them in the local stores recently and now staying at home due to covid-19.
    Thanks very much.
    Sincerely,
    Norene Rosenthal
    301-332-5777 cell
    Zrose0001@verizon.net 🌞

  2. I’m staying home. Covid bound. I would like to randomly plant yellow and white Vincas across the several “traditional” landscape gardens around my home.
    I have calculated 6 to 8 Garden center flats to do the job in the past. The centers are closed here in Pennsylvania.
    Can you help me get this done? How?
    Skip

    1. My vinca is the actual periwinkle color. If you decide to get that color, I will happy to help you fill in your area! Also, I can email you pictures of plants recently harvested.

  3. what do mean by 4-6 leads? I live in southeast michigan. I’m assuming a frost would kill newly planted vinca minor. Would the first week of may be safe to plant here? How deep do you plant the bare roots? should any of the plant be under the surface? Your thoughts Thank you

    1. Each root has 4 to 6 smaller lead roots coming off of it. If you live in an area that still may have some frost, I would wait till May. Each root only needs to go about 4 inches into the ground and if you happen to get a little of the plant under the surface, it will be fine. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me!

  4. I just received my plants, and they look great! One question–on the individual plants with the rubber bands around the roots, is it best to snip off the rubber bands before planting? I started snipping them off and then wondered if it was meant to stay on to make planting even easier. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  5. I received my plants but we won’t have time to get them in the ground until the weekend. How should we store them for the next 2.5 days?

  6. I am a homeowner who bought vinca minor from you four or five years ago. Unfortunately, the wild violets were stronger than the vinca. Now the only vinca I can find is along the edges of the wild violets.

    Would switching to vinca major be a good idea? I have a space where vinca major is dominating. If I want to replace my wild violets should I use Roundup and go scorched earth and kill everything before starting over?

    Wild violets are hard to kill but Imagine All-In-One and Roundup should do the job.

    1. Vinca major is a more invasive plant, so it will likely be able to grow well. I would follow through with your idea about using Round Up and maybe mix in some potting soil or fertilizer once your ready to plant your vinca major.

    1. 1
      Spray the bare root periwinkles with water and set them in the shade while the planting location is being prepared in the spring. Do not let the roots dry out. If the leaves and stems begin to wilt, then water the plants again to perk them up.

      2
      Dig the soil up with a shovel to the depth of 12 inches deep in a planting area with good draining soil and full to partial sun exposure. Common periwinkles tolerate full shade, but does not flower as well as when grown in full sun. Break up large clumps of soil and remove any weeds. Mix in 3 inches of well-rotted compost with the loosened soil. Rake the soil smooth and level.

      3
      Dig holes 3 to 4 inches deep and wide with a hand trowel. Space the holes 12 to 18 inches apart so that the area will fill in with periwinkles by the end of the growing season. Place the roots in the hole spreading them downward and outward. Add soil under the roots to place the plants at the same level that it was growing at previously. Fill the hole with soil and gently firm it around the stem. Plant the rest of the bare root flowers in their holes.

      4
      Spread a 1-inch-layer of organic mulch around the young plants. Use shredded bark, wood chips or shredded leaves for the mulch. Keep the mulch at least 1 inch away from the periwinkle stems. Mulching keeps the soil moisture from evaporating too quickly and reduces weed growth.

      5
      Water the soil around the plants so that the soil settles. Water to the depth of 4 inches each week when there is no rainfall for the first growing season. This promotes good root growth, so the plants can adjust to natural rainfall.
      Things You Will Need
      Shovel
      Compost
      Rake
      Hand trowel
      Organic mulch
      Warning
      Common periwinkles grow quickly and form roots whenever the stems touch the ground. They are known to grow very aggressively in ideal sites with rich moist soil and plenty of sun. Control the periwinkles by keeping them trimmed back whenever they overgrow their planting location.
      Source: https://homeguides.sfgate.com/plant-common-periwinkle-bare-roots-69171.html

  7. Hello,

    I would like to plant periwinkle on a slope in our backyard. It is about 150 square feet. How many bundles (of 50 plants) do you recommend? I live in northern Virginia, how many days do you think it will take for delivery?

    Thanks!
    Christie

  8. Hi would like to plant vinca but am wondering how many to buy and if my spring bulbs like tulips can be grow with them. also what is the difference between vinca major and minor. thank you.

    1. The amount of vinca minor would depend on the size of the area and how close together you plant them. The spring bulbs should grow fine with the vinca minor. The difference between vinca minor and vinca major is vinca major produces a larger leaf and is a more invasive plant.

  9. How late into summer can bare root Bianca be ordered and planted? We live in zone 5b in Massachusetts. Better to wait until spring?
    Thanks,
    Tom

      1. You should be able to plant vinca till about September or so as long as there are no freezing temperatures within a couple weeks of planting.

  10. I need to cover a bank approximately 50ft long by 15ft wide/high. How many plants would I need to cover it quickly and how much would I be looking at in cost? My grandsons will be planting them for me, so I don’t have to keep trying to cut the grass currently growing in this area. It’s rather steep and I have mobility issues. The weed eater is not my friend in this area and it’s too steep for my riding mower, or even a push mower.

    1. To cover about 750 square feet and planting 8 inches apart would take about 34 bundles. Each bundle has 50 plants and come with a rubber band for easy counting. You’re looking at about $700 with shipping.

  11. This is the place to buy Vinca! Ordered 500 they were packaged well arrived healthy and fresh of substantial size and delivered earlier than this website instructs. Thank you!

  12. Dale & Mimi Esworthy

    Purchased 500 in mid-September 2020, received timely (earlier than expected!) and plants were very healthy. Kept them damp in a cool place for 4 days until I could plant. Vinca were well packaged/bundled, planted, watered in and one week later the plants look healthy and strong. Very pleased so far and very excited to see their progress. Kudos to Lucy’s Wholesale Vinca for good prices, timely shipping, healthy plants. BTW, we live in Middle Tennessee.

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m so glad you are happy with your vinca and hope they bring you years of joy! If I can be of any assistance again, please don’t hesitate to contact me! Thank you again!!

      1. Hi! There are 50 plants per bundle and $20 per bundle, unless you do bulk. Bulk pricing starts at 100 bundles and is $15 per bundle. They are fine in full sun, but will grow in slower than if planted in partial to full shade.

  13. I NEED TO COVER AN AREA UNDER SOME PINE TREES,THE PINE TREES HAVE BEEN TRIMED UP FROM THE GROUND ABOUT 5 FEET SO I HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM BUT THE AREA NOW LOOKS VERY BARE. IN THIS AREA I ALSO HAVE HOSTAS LINING A WALK WAY; WILL THE VINCAS GET IN THEIR WAY OF THEM GROWING? ALSO HOW TALL DO THE VINCAS GET, HOPING NOT TO TALL SO THEY DONT COVER THE HOSTAS.

    1. Hi!
      Vinca minor does not get more than about 2 to 3 inches from the ground. The vinca minor most likely won’t get in their way, but it will grow between the Hosta plants.

    1. Yes, vinca is a drought resistant plant that is native to Africa. I would suggest trying to avoid planting most of it in direct sun, as those will not grow as fast as in part to full shade.

  14. I terms of bundles… How many nursery flats are in a bundle? Do you have any bundles left? Do you have a variety of colors… we need Periwinkle, White and peach/pink. would need 3 nursey flats of each? Cannot find them localy. If you have how long would it take to ship to NOrthern Delaware?

    1. My bundles come with 50 plants, each with 4 to 6 leads grouped with a small, biodegradable rubber band for easy planting. I harvest my plants fresh and only have the traditional periwinkle color. If you provide me with an estimated size lot you are looking to fill, I can give you an estimate of how many plants. Generally, I suggest start spacing at 12 inches apart to give a good cover, but if you like it to look more plush, plant closer together. Shipping to Delaware only takes about a day to 2 days, if I ship out on a Monday, you would receive them Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon.

  15. I’d love to get a healthy strip of vinca minor established in a shaded spot between driveways at my home in San Antonio, TX (zone 8). I’m guessing mid-summer is a terrible time to approach this, but would early fall work? Or better to wait till next spring?

  16. Charles Wetherell

    I am restoring a long abandoned burial ground in Massachusetts. The area is 7200 sq. ft. Because it is not being maintained I would like to cover the surface with Vinca Minor. Please advise.

    1. Vinca minor would likely do well. Areas in shade will grow in more quickly. Since it has not been maintained I would have it cleared and the soil tilled up. You could look into putting down an erosion control blanket and plant the vinca by poking it through. With such a large area I would suggest planting 18 inches apart, which would mean you would need about 64 bundles. Each of my bundles come with 50 plants. Please let me know if you have further questions.

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