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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships Year Round|
Hardy Planting Zone- Periwinkle plants are most likely to thrive in USDA growing zones 4 through 8 (all states from Maine through Florida, some parts of Alaska, & none of Hawaii)
Bloom Season - Periwinkle plants will first bloom in the spring (March or April) and then sometimes again in the fall
Bloom Color -During the bloom season, Periwinkle plants will blossom, and display their blue, lavender, purple, or white flowers
Height at Maturity - Periwinkle plants only grow to be between 3 & 6 inches tall at maturity, with trailing vines that can grow up to 18 inches long
Soil Type Preferred- Periwinkle plants are very adaptable and can grow in any kind of soil (acidic, neutral, & alkaline). However, they prefer acidic and slightly moist soils in areas that aren’t prone to serious or extended droughts
Sun or Shade - Although they are very adaptable and can grow in nearly any conditions, Periwinkle plants grow best in either full sun or partial shade underneath trees.
Periwinkle plants are subshrubs, or short & woody plants, that are native to south and central Europe.
Known worldwide for their vibrantly-colored flowers, they are grown in places as far north as Alaska, as far south as Texas, and as far east as Portugal and France. Vertically, they grow slower than most plants but laterally, they grow at a faster rate than most plants with each of their vines adding anywhere between 12 & 18 inches per year.
Commonly used as a groundcover, they will overpower any other plants in their area, so it’s best to plant it alone or with bulbs.
However, this same smothering is what makes maintenance in the planting area easy, since they smother weeds as well. Despite being relatively low maintenance, it is important to periodically check the plant for canker, root rot, and botrytis blight, especially in humid and/or wet climates.