Periwinkle

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SKU
755

Darling groundcover and trailing vine, Periwinkle (Vinca minor) is also known as Trailing Myrtle, Dwarf Periwinkle and Creeping Myrtle. This species of Periwinkle is one of the most popular and widely used ground covers! Plus you and your local butterflies will adore the purple blooms, as well as its easy-going and carefree nature!

Trailing stems with smooth, evergreen foliage up to 1.5" long, root at the nodes as they go along the ground and quickly spread to form an attractive ground cover. Tubular, lavender-blue, phlox-like flowers that can reach up to 1 inch across, appear in the leaf axils in spring and continue to flower intermittently throughout summer into fall! The glossy green foliage is bright and the entire plant remains low-growing!

This evergreen perennial is similar in all ways to Vinca Major except the flower is a little smaller. Hardy in USDA growing zones 4 through 9, these act as tender perennials and regrow from the ground each spring. Widely adaptable for sun through shade and highly tolerant of any well-drained soil type and moisture availability.

Planting and Application:

Fantastic as groundcover and erosion control, plant 12-18" apart to cover large areas, the tops of retaining walls, hard-to-mow slopes and hillsides. Cover large areas of bare ground or tricky soil where nothing else seems to thrive in all conditions from sun to shade.

Great for acting as living mulch and winding around larger shrubs and perennials, or in Rock gardens and rambling over retaining walls and tiered gardens. Also great additions to window boxes, containers and planters as a creeping and trailing addition! Let ramble over the sides of urns while surrounding a central specimen plant or tree, giving an elegant and formal effect!

  • Long Trailing Green Leaves
  • Lovely Purple Blossoms
  • Lavender Blue Flowers Throughout the Season
  • Evergreen or Perennial Vine
  • Container Spiller, Groundcover, Cascading & Erosion Control

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade, Vinca tolerates full shade, but it prefers moist, humusy soils in part shade. Prune when dormant in late winter or early spring.

  • Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade & Full Shade
  • Dry or Moist Soils in Part Shade
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune in Winter or Early Spring
  • Evergreen in Warm Climates

For low-maintenance greenery and groundcover that's elegant and cascading, while being tough-as-nails, you can't go wrong with the darling Periwinkle Vinca Vine available at NatureHills.com today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Periwinkle Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Vinca minor
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter