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Vinca Major Variegata Plant

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Description

10 count flat 4" pots of Vinca Major Variegata, a ground-hugging evergreen trailing groundcover with dark green leaves and yellowish-white edges. Grown in zones 7-10, this plant reaches a size of 6-12 inches.

Vinca Major Variegata

Vinca major variegata, also known as Greater Periwinkle Variegated, is a beautiful and versatile evergreen perennial plant that is native to Europe and Asia. It is a popular choice for groundcover, borders, and rock gardens.

Description

Vinca major variegata has large, dark green leaves with a creamy-white margin. The leaves are arranged in a rosette pattern and form a dense mat that is approximately 12-18 inches tall and 24-36 inches wide. In the spring, the plant produces spikes of blue flowers that are approximately 2 inches in diameter.

Hardiness

Vinca major variegata is hardy in USDA zones 6-9. It is tolerant of a variety of soil conditions, including moist, well-drained soil.

Care

Vinca major variegata is a low-maintenance plant. It requires regular watering during the first growing season, but it is drought-tolerant once established. Fertilize the plant once a year in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.

Pests and diseases

Vinca major variegata is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can be susceptible to powdery mildew in humid climates.

Propagation

Vinca major variegata can be propagated by division in the spring or fall. To divide the plant, simply dig up a section of the root system and replant it in a new location.

Uses

Vinca major variegata is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways in the landscape. It is a good choice for:

  • Groundcovers
  • Borders
  • Rock gardens
  • Container gardens

Additional information

Vinca major variegata is a beautiful and low-maintenance plant that is a welcome addition to any garden. It is a good choice for gardeners who are looking for a plant that is easy to care for and that will add a splash of color to their landscape.

Here are some tips for growing Vinca major variegata:

  • Plant the plant in a location that receives full sun to part shade.
  • Amend the soil with compost or other organic matter to improve drainage.
  • Water the plant regularly, especially during the first growing season.
  • Fertilize the plant once a year in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Mulch around the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage new growth.

With proper care, Vinca major variegata will thrive for many years to come.

Specific differences between Vinca major and Vinca major variegata

Vinca major and Vinca major variegata are both evergreen perennials, but they have some key differences. Vinca major has dark green leaves, while Vinca major variegata has leaves with a creamy-white margin. Vinca major also blooms with blue flowers, while Vinca major variegata blooms with blue flowers.

Vinca major is a hardy plant that can be grown in USDA zones 4-9. Vinca major variegata is a hardy plant that can be grown in USDA zones 6-9. Both plants are low-maintenance and require regular watering during the first growing season.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.

We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.

Note
Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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