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Persian ivy

Hedera colchica 'Dentata Variegata'

Persian ivy

Availability: in stock 3 lt pot (60cm cane)

Product description

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, preferably alkaline, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: October and November
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This vigorous, variegated Persian ivy has large, heart-shaped, mottled-grey-green leaves, edged with cream. It is a handsome, self-clinging, evergreen climber suitable for brightening a partly shady wall or for use as fast-growing groundcover. Mature plants bear large, spherical green flowers in autumn. It is particularly suited for planting in areas recently cleared of builder's rubble since it prefers alkaline soil.

  • Garden care: Water specimens grown as houseplants regularly during the growing season, providing a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Keep moist during the winter months. Plants may be pruned at any time of the year to keep within bounds.

  • Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy

“Brilliant as a ground cover plant, as well as being a useful climber for adding colour; a great climber for a north-facing wall or to liven up a shady courtyard”

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides