Vinca Major Ground Cover or Big Leaf Periwinkle is the perfect solution for those hard to grow areas in the landscape, retaining wall areas, hillsides, drainage ditches, or just any difficult spot in the yard. Vinca is a fast growing semi-evergreen ground cover with large green foliage and large pretty blue-lilac flowers.
Big Leaf Periwinkle or vinca major grows to 12 inches in height but soon falls over to spread where it roots at the leaf nodes as it covers the ground with its shiny green foliage. Periwinkle will flower profusely in the spring with a big show and then sporadically throughout the summer.
Note: Because of its larger leaves vinca major will cover the area planted faster than most any other ground cover.
Vinca Major is easy to plant and easy to grow. Vinca thrives in almost any soil, quickly forming a medium textured evergreen ground cover. Spaced on 18" centers, big periwinkle should provide completed coverage in one year unless the site is very dry.
Light: Full sun to partial shade. Sunnier positions result in more flowers and shadier positions result in more ground covering foliage.
Moisture: Vinca Major tolerates dry soils but grows best in rich, moist soils. In full sun or in very loose soils it will need more frequent watering.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 - 9.
Plant spacing's for bare root: 18 inches apart. 150 plants will cover 225 square feet.
For larger landscape jobs, plant bare root plants and save money. Bare root plants are professionally packaged with just the right amount of moisture to insure fresh delivery.