Variegated Foliage Groundcover Vinca Major
- Lovely Variegated Green and Gold Foliage
- Cornflower-Blue Blooms Through Summer and Fall
- No Need to Deadhead!
- Useful Vining Groundcover Plant
- Helps Suppress Weeds in Mulched Garden Beds
- Adds Texture and Color to Planting Designs
- Wonderful Spiller in Containers
- Also Called Greater Periwinkle Vinca Major
Taking pride in your landscape brings great joy! Add a very special touch in your landscape with this special Vinca major (Vinca major 'Maculata')! The variegated leaves of this excellent, low, vining plant add so much interest.
And after all, it's the little details that can make a big difference, isn't it? You're also sure to love the months of sweet, true-blue blooms from summer through fall.
We're pleased to offer our expertly grown Maculata'. Use it to create magnificent outdoor centerpieces to draw the eye.
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.
No leaf is the same! They'll brighten your planting and layer in decorative impact at ground-level.
This versatile little charmer can be used in several ways. Wherever you use it, it will soften and polish the look of your design.
From the long-lasting flower display to the unique foliage, Vinca is an easy-care plant that is sure to become a favorite.
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!
Vinca major makes a super decorative accent. If you can safely receive this marvelous, low-growing plant, order yours today.
How to Use Vinca Major in the Landscape
Add as a fascinating Spiller all around the edges of seasonal containers and window boxes. They'll look amazing in hanging baskets, too. Vinca is used all across the United States as annual vining plant in container gardens, window boxes and raised planters to soften the edges.
Go ahead, make your guests take a closer look!
Vinca major can also be used as a low, spreading groundcover through all your garden plantings. Ornamental groundcover plants like Vinca major grow thickly to suppress unwanted weeds.
The form plays beautifully off other plants. And the color contrasts well with purple, silver and evergreen foliage.
Create a flowering carpet by spacing 10 inches apart on center. Measure from the center of the first plant to the center of the next.
Plant them to cascade gracefully down the length of slopes. These tiny charmers look great, but they can also play a big role in retaining soil.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Vinca Major grows in either full sun or part shade. It will do best with at least 4 hours of direct sunlight a day.
It prefers moist soil that drains well. Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis.
There is no need to deadhead this little flower factory. However, you can simply snip back any growth that spills out over your sidewalks, as needed.
Add Vinca major to your landscape this season. You'll be so pleased with the quality of Nature Hills plant materials.
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Vinca major 'Maculata'|
|Mature Height||3 - 6 inches|
|Mature Spread||10 - 14 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|