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Greater Periwinkle

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Bloom Color
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
7, 8, 9,
7, 8, 9,
7, 8, 9,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Year Round
Sun & Shade,
Flowering, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Flowering, Drought Tolerant Plants,

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round


Greater Periwinkle - Vinca Major makes and excellent ground cover. 

Greater periwinkle, or vinca major, is a lovely flowering plant native to the western Mediterranean region and is known by many names including blue periwinkle, bigleaf periwinkle, and large periwinkle to name a few. It can currently be found all over the world, from Europe to Africa, to North America.

The Latin word vinca refers to bind, and significant refers to the large size, as Greater Periwinkle is has a smaller look-a-like named vinca minor.

The perennial belongs to the Apocynaceae family and is considered an evergreen. It can grow to be as tall as 10 inches and is very commonly used as a groundcover in new landscaping as well as be flourishing in the wild. Greater periwinkle is a long vine that typically stretches at least a dozen feet along the ground and can climb almost three feet high. The leaves are dark green, and a have a leather-like feel to them, while the five-point hermaphrodite flowers are a gorgeous violet-purple color and grow to be around a half an inch wide. Several variations have been created which feature slightly different shapes and sizes of flowers and well as darker and lighter hues of color. Riverbanks, woodlands, and undergrowth are just a few of the environments

Greater periwinkle thrives regardless of the amount of sun or shade.

It is grown commonly in heavily shaded areas of home lawns & gardens, as well as the vines being used to help stabilize sloping regions where soil stabilization is required, and also makes excellent window box or hanging planters. In the USA and Australia, the plant is widely considered as an invasive species of weed which chokes out and kills other native plants. The hardy plant is somewhat tolerant of both animals such as deer and harsh drought. It grows best in dry to medium wet soil types.

Greater Periwinkle Ships as Bare Root