Vinca Major Ground Cover

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Vinca Major Ground Cover | Big Leaf Periwinkle - 

This Greater Periwinkle is the perfect solution for those difficult to grow areas to solve erosion problems such as hillsides, drainage ditches, or grass-less areas. Vinca Major is a fast growing ground cover with large green foliage and large pretty vinca blue flowers

Big Leaf Periwinkle or vinca major grows to 12 inches in height but soon falls over to spread where it roots at the leaf nodes as it covers the ground with its shiny green foliage. Periwinkle will flower profusely in the spring with a big show and then sporadically throughout the summer.

Note on Growing Vinca Major : Because of its larger leaves and extremely aggressive growing habit, vinca major will cover the area planted faster than most any other ground cover. We do not recommend this plant as a ground cover for gardens or landscaped areas. It will take over an area quickly. It is best planted in areas such as ditches and hillsides where erosion control is needed. At this time we are not aware of any states that ban or prohibit vinca major.

Wondering about the differences between vinca minor and vinca major? Learn about them on our blog post Vinca minor vs Vinca Major.

How to plant vinca:

Vinca Major is easy to plant and easy to grow. Vinca thrives in almost any soil, quickly forming a medium textured evergreen ground cover. Spaced on 18" centers, big periwinkle should provide completed coverage in one year unless the site is very dry. 

Light: Full sun to partial shade. Sunnier positions result in more flowers and shadier positions result in more ground covering foliage.

Moisture: Vinca Major tolerates dry soils but grows best in rich, moist soils. In full sun or in very loose soils it will need more frequent watering.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 - 9.

Plant spacing's for bare root: 18 inches apart. 150 plants will cover 225 square feet.

For larger landscape jobs, plant bare root plants and save money. Bare root plants are professionally packaged with just the right amount of moisture to insure fresh delivery.


Vinca major Ground Cover - Big Leaf Periwinkle ships as bare root plants - 1 Order Contains 50 Plants

  • Category: Groundcover Plants, Perennials
  • Plant Type: Semi-evergreen
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial, Full Shade
  • Soil Condition: Well Drained, Moist
  • Bloom Season: Spring, Summer
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Mature Height: 1 - 2ft
  • Growth Rate: Fast-Growing
  • Planting Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Quantity1 - 45 - Unlimited

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