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Vinca major, the Big or Greater Periwinkle is hardy in USDA zones 7-10. Big Periwinkles can grow up to about 1-1½ ft. tall and spreads by long trailing stems that root along the ground as they grow. They produce purplish-blue 2" flowers from spring through fall. The foliage of V. major 'Variegata' has creamy white blotches and margins. V. major 'Maculata' has leaves with yellowish centers.
Vinca minor, known as Dwarf Periwinkle or Myrtle, are hardy in USDA zones 4-9 and is a nearly perfect miniature copy of V.major. Myrtle is a spreading sub-shrub that grows 4"-6" tall and can form a dense mat up to 10 ft. wide. They produce lavender-blue, ¾"-1" flowers from mid-spring until early summer. V. minor 'Alba' has 1¼" white flowers and lightly variegated foliage.
Both Vinca major and Vinca minor are well adapted to growing in hanging baskets or other planters.
Growing Requirements for Periwinkle Vinca Plants:
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