- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 8 - 10 inches
- Width: 24 - 36 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer through fall
- Bloom Color: Deep rose
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Environment: Full sun
- Foot Traffic: Light
- Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 65 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days
- Light Required: No - complete darkness to germinate
- Depth: 1/4 inch
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant or approximately 2,000 seeds covers 50 square feet
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination occurs
- Plant Spacing: 6 - 9 inches
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
- Care & Maintenance: See: Periwinkle
Periwinkle (Vinca Rosea Dwarf Little Linda) - This stunning variety of Periwinkle ground cover plants has deep rose blooms, and it out-performs itself by blooming from early summer clear up until frost season. This rosy Periwinkle has gorgeous, 2 inch blooms that are bold and stand out beautifully in the garden as a ground cover plant or in a basket or pot. Start Periwinkle seeds for a low-growing yet vigorous spreading annual. Vinca Periwinkle is exceptionally low-maintenance! It takes the heat, does well with poor soil, and doesn't even need deadheading to bloom continuously.
Grow Vinca Rosea ground cover seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before the last frost is expected. Cover the seeds with 1/4 inch of potting mix, spray with water to moisten and press down lightly. Periwinkle ground cover seeds will not germinate in any sort of light, so cover trays or containers with a black plastic sheet or a newspaper. Lift the plastic or newspaper regularly to moisten by misting. Once Periwinkle seedlings emerge, they need bright light. At about 2 - 3 inches tall, transplant the strongest plants into individual pots. Periwinkles can be moved outside once the temperature is consistently above 65F degrees. Directly sowing Periwinkle seeds is not recommended, but if you choose to direct sow, follow the same steps as above. Wait until danger of frost has passed and temperatures are consistently warm, and prepare the soil well so that it is light and fine. Water Vinca Rosea Periwinkle regularly to get it established, but once it is established, it is very drought tolerant. Periwinkle ground clover plants readily re-seed themselves.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.