Greater Perwinkle (Vinca major 'Maculata')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Location: Front flower bedDate: 2018-04-22This plant really spreads
By Agoo
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Posted by Agoo (Edgewood, NM - Zone 5b) on Apr 22, 2018 4:31 PM

Started off with 3 plants I dug up from my son's place and now have over 200 plants. I even have variegated ones. How does that happen? It's really cool though to see blooms peeping through the snow. It prefers cooler weather and stays evergreen here year round.

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