Greater Periwinkle

Vinca major

Greater Periwinkle  - Vinca major

Greater Periwinkle

Vinca major

Vinca major is a beautiful flowering ground cover that is often used for soil retention on slopes in partially shaded areas.  Some common names it goes by are Greater Periwinkle, Large Periwinkle, and Blue Buttons.  It will get to about 1 foot tall by 2 feet wide, and when planted by plugs in proximity of 8" to 18" on center, it will blanket the ground nicely.  Vina major prefers rich moist soils with medium to regular water.  The foliage is evergreen and will flower in Spring.  Vinca can take heavy shade and is deer tolerant.  USDA zones 7-9.  Native to Northeast Asia.


Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Shade

Water Needs: Moderate/regular

Bloom Season: Spring

Mature Height: 1-2'

Mature Width: 2-3'


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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