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1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
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Big Leaf Variegated Periwinkle (Vinca major variegata) is large-leafed evergreen, that grows equally well in full sun or deep shade. The quarter-sized purple flowers appear in late spring. Excellent for sloped areas. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 8" x 36" wide.
Flat of 32 plants will cover 96 square feet when planted together
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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I have been at war for 48 years!
By Madcap Gardener
from Middle Tennessee [I KNOW about kudzu!]
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Vinca major variegata:
We moved to a new home with a 'yard' of rocks and clay, ratio 2:1, 48 years ago Even the builder's 'landscaping' died. I read abouth "Periwinkle'...touted to be lush, fast growing & spreading to 'fill in' empty spots. Nothing was said about the ability to tunnel under paving and ground, as well as above ground. In fact, all of the promises were true! BUT, nothing was said about the imposibility to control or killit! It even survives Roundup [ yup, I was THAT despirate!}. The only thing I have seen that is worse is kudzu, and that just because it would c over/smother the house! California has it right! Ban it!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Hi Madcap Gardener,We are so sorry to hear about your battle with Vinca! Yes, this can spread rapidly if given the right conditions however for those who are suffering from erosion control, this is an ideal option. We understand your concern and we hope that after all these years, you've found a solution. If not, we suggest covering the area with black plastic until killed. We've found cooking the ground is the most effective for killing off unwanted plants when glyphosate has failed. We sincerely hope this option works for you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call, email or live-chat us. Our Gardening experts are available 6 days a week for any questions or concerns you may have. Happy Gardening!
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I would buy this product again
from Rock Springs, WY
About Me Master Gardener
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I love my blue grama grass in the sunny areas of my yard, but it won't grow under the aspen tree. I bought this and planted it for some ground cover and have been very happy with it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect plant and great value!
from Kanab, Utah
Vinca aka periwinkle is one of my all time favorite plants! Attractive leaves, evergreen, versatile AND adorable, long lasting flowers that look like pinwheels?! Yes, please! :) Although our pets have never bothered it, vinca is said to be toxic to pets, so plant with discretion. We have vinca at both of our properties and it thrives with NO care (after initial watering period of 4-8 weeks upon transplanting). When we want to increase the size of a vinca planting, we just pour a handful of dirt on a tendril a few inches from the tip, and maybe put a few pieces of gravel or a small rock on the stem to anchor it. As long as it has frequent water and it's the growing season, within a few weeks a new plant will form. This new plant will create a set of its own tendrils. It can be cut from the parent plant and transplanted, or will add to the existing mat of VERY EFFECTIVE GROUNDCOVER Yes, vinca is exceptional at blocking out light-hungry weeds. Yet in our experience it hasn't choked the life out of existing trees, etc, because it's not that much of a climber. It's almost like a vine that travels horizontally and doesn't have root "claws" for climbing. And it doesn't have a spiraling growth pattern for growing up a vertical support. Which means that it won't climb. We have it planted at the bottom of a huge trumpet vine on one of our properties. So the vinca makes its pretty purple-blue pinwheels on the ground and the trumpet vine with its glorious red hummingbird attracting flowers climbs the wooden fence. They look beautiful together and cool the areaWe are in high desert (5000+ feet elevation), 14 inches precipitation a year, low humidity, strong winds, zone 7 with summer flash floods. The vinca anchors our sandy soil and keeps our red dirt from washing or blowing away. I have grown vinca equally well in western Montana and in humid Pacific Northwest. We also appreciate that it is something that thrives here that doesn't have thorns or cause allergies
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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