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Bigleaf Periwinkle

Bigleaf Periwinkle

Regular price $6.50 USD
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Plant Type: ground cover
Plant Height: 6-18 inches
Spread: variable
Flower Color: blue, violet, purple
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade


Bigleaf Periwinkle, also known as Vinca major, is a fast-growing perennial ground cover renowned for its large, glossy leaves and vibrant flowers. Native to the Mediterranean region, it has become a popular landscaping choice for its ability to cover large areas quickly and its relatively low maintenance requirements.

The most notable feature of Bigleaf Periwinkle is its flowers, which are typically blue, violet, or purple. These blooms are star-shaped, appear in spring, and continue sporadically throughout the growing season. The flowers add a splash of color to the garden and contrast beautifully with the plant's lush foliage.

In addition to its attractive blooms, Bigleaf Periwinkle is characterized by its large, oval-shaped leaves that are glossy green and provide year-round interest. The plant's trailing and sprawling growth habit makes it an excellent choice for ground cover, as it can quickly fill in bare spots and suppress weeds.

Bigleaf Periwinkle is versatile and can be used in a variety of settings, including as an underplanting for trees and shrubs, on slopes or banks for erosion control, in containers, or in areas where other plants might struggle to grow. It's particularly useful in shaded areas, although it can also tolerate full sun in cooler climates.

This plant prefers well-drained soil and, once established, is fairly drought-tolerant. However, it's important to note that Bigleaf Periwinkle can be invasive in some areas, spreading beyond its intended bounds and potentially outcompeting native vegetation.

Overall, Bigleaf Periwinkle is appreciated for its rapid growth, attractive foliage, and colorful flowers. Its ease of care and adaptability to various growing conditions make it a popular choice for gardeners seeking a low-maintenance solution for ground coverage and decorative appeal.

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