1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

vinca, periwinkle

Vinca minor/Vinca major

One of the most popular and widely used ground covers with evergreen leaves and lavender or dark blue, phlox-like flowers in spring. Great low to no maintenance lawn substitute for shady areas. Grow with large hostas and shade loving shrubs through a bed to add interest, or grow as living mulch under large shade tree canopy. Great for bulb beds and on slopes or banks to stabilize soil and prevent erosion. Vinca major’s leaves grow up to 3 inches long, while minor’s leaves will grow 1 to 1 1/2 inches long and are more delicate looking. Evergreen foliage looks great year round.

Vinca minor ‘Illumination’  has bright gold leaves edged in green with soft blue flowers. Drought tolerant.

Vinca minor ‘Bowles’ has large, violet-blue, pinwheel-shaped flowers against glossy dark green leaves. The ‘Bowles’ variety has larger and glossier leaves than other vinca, as well as more numerous flowers. In hot summer areas like Kansas, plant in dappled to deep shade.

Vinca major Maculata has dark green leaves mottled with gold in the centers, and interesting red stems. Pretty mid-blue flowers from spring into autumn.


Plant 12-18″ apart to cover large areas. Ask us about discounts for large quantities!