1 Bundle – Vinca minor “Periwinkle”

1 Bundle - Vinca minor "Periwinkle"

One bundle of Vinca minor includes 50 bare-root plants. Most uses around the home require at least 5 bundles. Typical nursery orders start with a minimum of 20 bundles.

$20.00

One bundle of Vinca minor includes 50 bare-root plants. Most uses around the home require at least 5 bundles. Typical nursery orders start with a minimum of 20 bundles.

Vinca minor “traditional,” also known as Common periwinkle, Dwarf periwinkle or Creeping myrtle, is a short, evergreen, herbaceous perennial groundcover, or trailing vine, that will naturalize and grow easily in average, well-drained soil that is dry to medium wet, and in full sun to partial shade. It will also tolerate full shade. However, Vinca minor prefers regular watering and a well-drained fertile, loamy soil in partial shade. It grows in zones 3-8.

Vinca minor spreads quickly after established, forming a dense mat. Mature height is between 3”-6” tall and up to 3’ in diameter for each individual plant, with spacing between 4”-8.” Growth habit will resemble a trailing mat, prostrate mat or mounding mat. Vinca minor has a medium growth rate, deer tend to avoid it and it is tolerant of infrequent foot traffic.

Blooms from late March and April through the summer and fall with whitish ½” – ¾” lavender blue-violet flowers in early spring (rare for an evergreen groundcover), and sparse flowers in summer and fall.

Leaves are a lustrous, dark glossy green about ½” x 1 ½” with a prominent mid-vein.

Vinca is a low-maintenance delight that acts as a versatile ground cover. It provides a good cover for bulb beds, and can cover large areas by planting 12-18″ apart. It’s also great for stabilizing soils and controlling erosion on shady slopes or banks, as well as covering the soil under trees and shrubs and for window boxes.

We ship Vinca minor in bundles of 50 bare root plants with 3-6 leads per plant. We include an additional 25 plants for free in case some do not survive transit.

**Orders placed within Monday through Thursday will be shipped the following Monday. Orders placed between Friday through Sunday will ship the Monday after next. Expect arrival 2-3 days later.**

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