Morrison, Tennessee 931-668-9898


Greater Periwinkle

Bare Root Plant Pricing - Shipping Included
Price per Plant$1.00$0.80

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Greater Periwinkle is essentially a large carbon copy of Lesser Periwinkle. Also called Large, Blue, and Big-Leaf 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. Greater Periwinkle is originally native to the western Mediterranean and prefers moist, well-drained soils and shade. Like Lesser Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle is considered a naturalized invasive species in some regions of the United States. It makes a good evergreen perennial ground cover in dense shade. It shares many of the same characteristics as Lesser Periwinkle. More planting instruction can also be found at


Diseases & Insects

Blight, canker and die-back, 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




Perfect, lilac-blue, 2.5" diameter, March-April and sporadically through summer

Growth Rate

Hardiness Range

zone 3a – 8b *need help finding your hardiness zone?


Leaves are opposite, simple, evergreen and 1 to 3 inches in length and about half to two-thirds as wide

Plant Type

Primary Features

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12-18" in height above the soil line

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What am I buying?

We sell Greater Periwinkle as bare root plant bundles. These bundles are collected and bunched individual plants from stands in the local landscape. Plants are 6-18″ in stem length above the soil line and 9-24″ in overall length including roots. Plants are procured with help from our select list of local growers.

When are plants collected?

Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.

How are plants shipped?

All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using We only accept orders within the contiguous United States. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.

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