Vinca major

Large Periwinkle, Myrtle

Vigorous ground covers for shady areas, Periwinkles usually flower lavender-blue, but white and purple forms also exist. Plant in shady areas where nothing else will grow. Use on rough slopes or to cover unused areas, but take care, because Periwinkle can be invasive. Use forms with trailing, variegated foliage in hanging baskets and planter boxes. Also called Myrtle, the perennial Periwinkles are sometimes confused with the annual Madagascar Periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus. Sold in cell packs throughout the growing season.
Vinca major, Large Periwinkle, Myrtle
More upright-growing than Common Periwinkle, it spreads rampantly and has naturalized in wild areas of warmer zones.

Attributes - Vinca major

Plant Type: Ground Cover

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Blue, Lavender

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.

Width: 8 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Long Blooming, Low Maintenance.

Related Plants

Vinca major variegata, Vinca minor, Vinca minor 'Bowles', Vinca minor alba, Vinca minor atropurpurea, Vinca minor variegatum
 
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