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Ivies
Ivies
Photo: English Ivy (Yellow Ripple and Glacier) with German Ivy (underneath), David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm Greenhouse, April 27, 2011
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2011. Available May 2016, in 4" pots.

  • Description
    English Ivy, German Ivy, Common Ivy. Lots of names, but they all grow the same. The small angular shaped leaves come in a wide range of shapes, and variegation colours. Best used as a filler or trailer in your containers, either alone or in combination planters.

  • Growing Guide
    These ivies are no nonsense plants that are a cinch to grow. They will grow anywhere, sun or shade. In fact, they are often considered an invasive species in many parts of the world, with just many people wanting to get rid of them, as grow them. Water and feed in containers, ignore in the ground. All ivies may be grown indoors as houseplants.

  • Colours and Varieties

    English Ivy: Hedera helix
    Hardiness: Perennial
    Habit: Climbing, trailing, spreading
    Height: 3 - 6"

    Width: It spreads and spreads
    Spacing: 10- 15"
    Where to plant: Containers or in the ground

    Cultivar: Glacier

  • German Ivy: Delairea odorata
    A solid green ivy
    Hardiness: Perennial
    Habit: Climbing, trailing, spreading
    Height: 3 - 6"

    Trailing: lots and lots
    Spacing: 10- 15"
    Where to plant: Containers or in the ground


    Creeping Jenny: Lysimachia nummularia
    Shiny golden foliage, small round leaves
    Hardiness: Perennial
    Habit: Climbing, trailing, spreading
    Height: 2 - 4"

    Trailing: 12"
    Spacing: 10- 15"
    Where to plant: Containers only please. In the ground it will spread and spread and may become a problem to get rid of, it is very invasive in the ground!
    Cultivar: Goldilocks