Vinca Major

Vinca Major (Greater Periwinkle)

Fresh light green foliage when young, deepening to glossy dark green on maturity, purple-blue flowers appear in abundance is spring and then in succession until autumn. The Greater Periwinkle is a great carpeting plant that will smother weeds even in the difficult, shady conditions under the canopy of trees and shrubs.

Vinca Major

  • in 2 litre pots

  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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Vinca Major also known as the Greater Periwinkle is a slender-stemmed creeping evergreen plant from the family Apocynaceae that is a perfect ground cover plant for most areas as it will tolerate anything from full sun to dense shade under large trees and is to be found in southern Europe.

The genus name Vinca is derived from the Latin vincire meaning bind, as the long stems were used in the making of garlands, Vinca Major referring to the size of the plant, with leaves growing to 3cm in length and Vinca Minor varieties having smaller foliage. The leaves of Vinca Major are light green when first emerging, deepening to a glossy dark green with age providing very attractive winter foliage. The flowers which appear from spring through to early summer are an extremely pretty, purple-blue colour adorning the weed suppressing carpet of growth to amazing effect especially with the arching branches of new growth.

Vinca Major is a hardy easy to grow plant however it can be invasive as the creeping nature of the plant means they will self-root where the shoots land. As such they are better placed in larger, perhaps wilder areas of the garden where spreading is not a problem and they will not interfere with other planting. The early spring flowers which will attract insects and bees, will take the plant normally to a height of about 45cm. If the plant is looking a little shabby in winter it can be cut back to encourage new growth in spring.

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Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
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Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

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Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

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