Ground-Ivy - Plant
Common name: Meehan s mint
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Ivy growing in full sun tends to winter-burn, so it is particularly important to have them planted in the shade in Zones 4-7 where winters are very cold.
Sunlight: Part shade to full shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
- As a ground cover plant, Ivy is invaluable because of it s ability to discourage soil erosion.
- As the Ivy vine grows, it sets roots into the soil deeply and densely, and creates a network of roots which binds the soil, helping to prevent erosion and slippage on slopes.
- Ivy has the ability to climb almost any vertical surface, clinging by means of aerial roots.
Ground cover for shade gardens, woodland gardens or shady border areas.
- Most diseases that affect Ivy can easily be controlled by following sound gardening practices and with prudent and careful pesticide applications.
- Bacterial leaf spot and stem canker begins as light green spots which later turn brown or black.
- The leaf stalks become black and shriveled.
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to slugs.
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