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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Vinca Minor is also known as common periwinkle, dwarf periwinkle, lesser periwinkle, and creeping myrtle. This plant is a member of the Apocynaceae family and is native to Eastern Europe. This perennial herb is most often used as a ground cover because it is fast spreading and resistant to wildlife, such as deer.
This ground cover plant is best known for its lush, green foliage and flowers that bloom during the spring and summer. The color depends upon the variety but can include blue, white, and pink. The USDA hardiness zones recommended for this plant is 4 to 9 and grows best in well-drained soils. When planted 4 to 6 inches apart, this plant will form a thick ground cover and be approximately 4 to 6 feet off the ground when fully mature. It also grows best if pruned back during the spring, because it comes back very quickly.
Periwinkle Plants is a great choice for any area of the garden that needs some coverage
It is also a good option for areas near pathways and concrete porches. It is also helpful in controlling erosion and thrives on sloping hillsides.
Botanical Latin Name: Vinca minor
Common Name: Myrtle, Creeping Myrtle, Periwinkle, or Vinca are also common names.
Sun Exposure: Best at the partial sun to full shade. The plant will not tolerate full sun.
Hardiness Zones: USDA zones 3 to 8. Plant performs best in rich, moistly well-drained soils in partial shade to full shade; it is easy to adapt once established to any average soils. The sturdy evergreen ground cover can tolerate average droughts.
Mature Height: Plant will grow at maturity to about 6 inches tall.
Spread Up to 3 feet in diameter for each individual plant with dense foliage.
Spacing: Plugs should be planted about 1-foot t apart from each other.
Growth Rate: Vinca Minor has a medium growth rate.
Flowering Time: From early spring (late March to early April) to mid-summer, still producing some flowers into fall.
How Long It Flowers: 8 to 12 weeks of spectacular colors will stay in the display.
Flower Color: It is called Periwinkle for its flower. The blue-purple color predominates in the plant, but it can go to reddish-lavender or white. The purple flowers are solitary and are made of five attractive petals measuring from 2 to 3 cm in diameter with a short tubular neck. The plant produces a pair of follicles, which is the fruit with a measure of up to 2.5 cm in length.
As an evergreen ground cover plant, Vinca Minor is a trailing subshrub that can occasionally mount up to 40 cm from the ground. It will never climb. The opposite plant leave is glossy dark green with a wax leathery texture responsible for the outstanding dense foliage known to the evergreen Vinca plant.