Ralph Shugert Periwinkle

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Award-Winning Groundcover Ralph Shugert Periwinkle

  • Cornflower Blue Blooms in the Early Season
  • Flowers Keep Coming Through the Fall
  • Showy Leaves are Dark Green with White Margins
  • Low-Growing, Trailing Habit
  • Creates a Colorful Carpet
  • Suppresses Weeds
  • Perfect Spiller in Containers
  • Waterwise Once Established
  • Tolerates Dry Soil
  • Evergreen
  • Deer Don't Prefer This Variety

Put your best foot forward with this virtually carefree groundcover. Ralph Shugert Periwinkle (Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugert') brings a sophisticated, soft polish to the lowest layer of your planting beds.

Let Ralph Shugert Periwinkle add visual interest with beautiful blue-violet flowers that are larger than other varieties. Support the nectar needs of butterflies and beneficial pollinators just as the growing season gets started once again.

The plants will bloom through the summer and even into fall. You'll also appreciate the dark, glossy green variegated foliage that displays a white margin around each leaf for a fanciful appearance.

No wonder it was selected as the winner of the esteemed Award of Garden Merit. The Royal Horticultural Society judged it for both its ornamental qualities and its high performance.

Use Ralph Shugert in all of your flower beds as a consistent design element. This trailing evergreen ties the look together, and thrives in full sun to partial shade.

This effective groundcover grows into a dense mat to help suppress weeds. Underplant your Landscape Roses for a dynamic look all season long that requires little care!

Tuck several into your seasonal containers to "Spill" over the edges in a delightful presentation worthy of Instagram. Include them in raised beds, too, and you'll gain a restful modern look.

Put these plants to work for erosion control on slopes and embankments...or to fill wide, open areas with durable color. Rugged Periwinkle can be mowed after blooming to help keep the ground cover thick and weed resistant.

Use this well-behaved variety at the top of retaining walls to soften the look and blur the hard line of transition.

Butterflies love the blooms, but rabbits and deer tend to steer clear. If you grow an annual Victory Garden, include this nearby to entice pollinators for bigger yields.

Nature Hills loves plants, and is dedicated to keeping your local ecology safe. That's why we use Plant Sentry online shipping manager.

Count on our expertise in growing and shipping plants, while following every state and local regulation. Type in your Zip Code above the Plant Highlights to see if you can grow this desirable selection in your area without worry.

We recommend that you add Nature Hills Root Booster during planting. This time-tested formula creates a symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots and helps them access micronutrients from the soil.

Feel great about creating a well-appointed garden with support from hard-working Ralph Shugert Periwinkle. Place your order from the groundcover experts at Nature Hills 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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Ralph Shugert Periwinkle Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugert'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green, White
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No