English Ivy- Hedera Helix
Did you know that the Ivy plants are used for cough medicines? The leaves of the plant were used as an expectorant in cough medicines to treat bronchitis. The English Ivy is a flowering plant from the family of Araliaceae. The English Ivy is a plant that is a widespread of a clingy evergreen vine. The English Ivy plant is known to be in gardens, house walls, tree trunks or in wild areas. The English Ivy can grow to 20-30 m. The soil that the English Ivy lives of must have a ph. of 6.5. The English Ivy prefers moist, shady areas that are limited to direct sunlight. The flowers on the ivy can be produced from the summer until late fall. The color of the flower will be green to a yellow color that have nectar to be a food supply for insects. The Ivy can also produce fruits that will ripen in the late winter and are food sources to birds. Gardening and caring for this plant takes a couple of steps. The soil for the Ivy must be rich, if the soil is not rich then mix it with compost before planting. The plants can be space between 18 to 24 inches apart. In the beginning the plant will take long to grow, by the second year the Ivy plant can be seen. The third year the plant will grow very quickly. The English Ivy plan can be grown in a pot on the inside. The plant will grow as if they are climbing steps. Caring for these plants does not require a lot of attention due to the time it grows. Water the plant as much as you can so the soil can be moist. The English Ivy grows best in wet soil, but they can tolerate a dry area. Once the English Ivy has grown, you can cut the tops of the plant. The foliage can regrow and the English Ivy does not need fertilizer.
English Ivy- Hedera Helix
English Ivy makes a lovely groundcover and will also grow well on fences and trellises. This plant can grow to be several feet long and high when grown. It prefers full sun and also will grow well in full shade. This plant can adapt well to various soil but will do best in moist and well-drained soils.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:This plant cannot be shipped to: ORHardiness Zone: 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9Mature Height: 2 ftMature Width: 20 -30 ftGrowth Per Year: 20 -30 ftLight Requirement: Full Sun , Partial Sun , Full ShadeSoil Requirement: Moist , AverageDescription: English Ivy Hedera helix Hardy Planting Zones - 4-8 Sun or Shade - Full Shade, Half Shade/Half Sun, Full Sun Mature Height - 4-6" Mature Width - 96" Bloom Season - Early to Late Summer Gardener Status - Beginner