$0.80 – $100.00
Plants are 4-7″ in height once planted.
Bigleaf Periwinkle is essentially a large carbon copy of Lesser Periwinkle. Also called Large, Blue, and Greater Periwinkle, the plant averages between 12 to 18″ high. It flowers well in full sun and the flowers often occur sporadically over the growing season. Bigleaf Periwinkle is originally native to the western Mediterranean and prefers moist, well-drained soils and shade. It makes a good evergreen perennial groundcover in dense shade. It shares many of the same characteristics as Lesser Periwinkle. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Partial Sun to Full Shade|
|Leaves:||Leaves are opposite, simple, evergreen and 1 to 3″ in length and about half to two-thirds as wide.|
|Size:||5-8″ high, ground-hugging plant|
|Hardiness:||Zone 3 to 8, can be grown further north when protected by snow. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Low growing, prostrate, mat forming evergreen ground cover, spreading indefinitely|
|Rate:||Medium to fast; in a loose, organic, well drained soil will fill in very fast.|
|Flowers:||Perfect, lilac-blue, 2.5″ diameter, March-April.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Blight, canker and dieback, leaf spots, and root rot; the canker and dieback (Phomopsis livella) disease have been significant problems, the shoots become dark brown, wilt, and die back to the surface of the soil.|
|Landscape Value:||Excellent groundcover; the dainty blue flowers are as handsome as the lustrous foliage; plant on 1′ centers; makes its best growth in shade and here can form large carpets under the leafy canopy; the new growth emerges a rich spring green and the flowers appear at the same time; flowers over a long period; never really spectacular unless viewed close up|
|Soil Preference:||Will grow in moist, well-drained, loamy, sandy or clay soils.|
|Care:||Deadhead after blooming and divide plants in fall or spring to keep them within their bounds.|
|Fertilization:||While decaying leaves are a suggested source of nutrition for the plant, you can fertilize with basic store bought plant foods (both slow release solid and water soluable) and manure for established plants every other year. It is recommended that you fertilize in the early spring of these years.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.