- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 8 - 10 inches
- Width: 24 - 36 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer through fall
- Bloom Color: White
- 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 Blanche) - Vinca Little white is a trouble-free delight in the flower garden. Grown from Periwinkle seeds, it begins blooming in early summer with big, pure white flowers. White Periwinkle flowers continue in full force for months, despite extreme heat, drought and poor soil. Vinca Rosea Periwinkle forms a uniform, neat, yet bushy plant. Periwinkle uses include: edging the front of the flower bed or border, baskets, tubs, pots, window boxes, and as a general ground cover plant.
This ground cover plant can be grown as a perennial in frost-free areas or an annual in cold winter zones. Grow Vinca Rosea as a houseplant during the winter months! Periwinkle will keep on blooming despite heat and drought, making it a favorite in climates with long, hot, dry summers. Vinca Rosea white is a must have flowering ground cover to add to your garden!
Sow Periwinkle 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. Vinca Periwinkle 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. Periwinkle plants are both deer and rabbit resistant!
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.