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Vinca major

Greater Periwinkle

Hardy Shrub

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Vinca major is an exceptionally tough variety that will flourish in almost any position in the garden, from full sun to difficult shady corners. Periwinkle is a robust, low growing shrub that produces inky blue flowers from April right through until September. Vinca bears dark green, evergreen foliage on ground-covering stems that can help to beat weeds, making it a beneficial addition to any garden. This plant is brilliant for filling difficult gaps in the garden where few other species will grow. Height: 45cm (18") Spread: 75cm (30").

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 75cm (30in)

Hardy Shrub

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Flowering Months


1 plant in 9cm pot (V59171)
2 vinca major plants in 9cm pots (V59172P)

Grow Vinca in borders, woodland gardens or on banks as ground cover, in any moist, well-drained soil which does not dry out. They cope particularly well with clay soils. Periwinkles are versatile plants and will happily grow in full sun, partial shade or full shade, although flowering will be better in sun.
Water Vinca plants frequently until fully established. Once established, periwinkle plants require little attention. Prune periwinkle in spring by cutting back hard to restrict growth.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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