Vinca Major

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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

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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Vinca Major Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Vinca major 'Maculata'
Mature Height 3 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 10 - 14 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Annual
Foliage Annual
Foliage Color Yellow/Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes