Hedera Helix, English Ivy - Plant
Description for Hedera Helix, English Ivy
Hedera helix is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to most of Europe and western Asia.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|English ivy||Greenish white||September to October||20 to 80 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Will also grow in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers rich loams. Tolerates some drought, but produces best foliage color in evenly moist soils. In the St.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Medium||50 to 70 degrees F / 10 to 21 degrees C.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Hedera Helix
- English Ivy (Hedera helix) plants prefer an evenly moist environment. Water the plants freely during growth. Keep English Ivy houseplants moist in the winter. Spraying English Ivy with soft water weekly will help prevent spider mites from infesting the plants.
Typical uses of Hedera Helix
Special features: Cover for fences, trellises or walls. Ground cover. Lawn alternative. Smaller-leaved cultivars are often used for topiary shapes, hanging baskets, houseplants or small area ground covers.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose