Variegated Periwinkle

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Variegated Periwinkle (Vinca major 'Variegata') is a wonderful variegated foliage perennial that is a trailing vine that grows green with white-edged leaves. Variegated Vinca vine will not climb surfaces, can be easily woven and trained upon a trellis or other structure if desired, or allow it to expand out in all directions.

Vinca is an evergreen perennial in warm climates that displays a profusion of lilac-blue flowers in early spring. Butterflies adore these trumpet-shaped blossoms! And you'll enjoy these blooms returning through the summer and into fall! With a creeping habit, Vinca forms dense mats that cover ground in a gorgeous display. You'll love the play of color between the dark green leaf margins and yellow-green centers.

This Variegated Vinca is a hardy perennial in zones 6-11 and makes an excellent groundcover with excellent version control sun or shade, which makes it very versatile! These charming little vines are relatively carefree and deer resistant.

Planting and Application:

Vinca drapes itself nicely over your combination planters as a spiller. Vinca is a perfect filler that adds interest to any container plant or hanging basket on your porch or patio! This plant is also widely grown and used as an excellent annual spiller plant dripping out of containers all across the country in all zones!

It makes a terrific groundcover for mass planting around and beneath other plants, edging along walkways and a great filler for sun or shaded locations. The creamy white margin and dark green leaves light up the shade on banks and steep slopes too! It roots as it spreads, multiplying on its own, forming a dense groundcover. Plant atop a retaining wall and soften hardscape edges with these cascading, trailing plants!

  • White & Soft Green Verigated Foliage
  • Lavender Blooms
  • Trailing Habit & Trellis Trainable
  • Terrific Ground Cover, Container Spiller
  • Super Easy Care

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Periwinkle, also known as Vinca, are highly adaptable to almost all types of well-drained soil, and full sun to full shade and grows in a wide range of climates! While an annual in cooler growing zones (or brought in for the winter as a houseplant), Vinca can be perennial in warmer climates. Provide moderate, yet consistent moisture in a well-drained and mildly enriched site.

  • Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade & Full Shade
  • Moderately Moist Soil
  • Well-Drained Conditions
  • Prune Early Spring, No Deadheading Needed
  • Perennial or Annual Accent

From the long-lasting flower display to the unique foliage, Variegated Periwinkle Vinca is an easy-care plant that is sure to become a favorite. Vinca major makes a super decorative accent. If you can safely receive this marvelous, low-growing plant, order yours today!

Now, in some climates, Vinca is known to perform too well. Nature Hills Nursery is on the forefront of environmental regulatory compliance. We use an online tool called Plant Sentry™, which blocks shipments of plants that can behave invasively in your locale. Enter your zip code in the Plant Highlights section to see if there are any regulations on trade in your area.

Don't worry, Nature Hills is watching out for our shared environment!

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™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

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 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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Variegated Periwinkle Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-11
Growing Zones 6-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Vinca major 'Variegata'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade
Soil Widely adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Variegated
Foliage Variegated
Foliage Color Green & White
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring