Persian ivy

Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

Persian ivy - Hedera colchica  'Sulphur Heart'

Common Name: Persian ivy
Genus: Hedera
Species: colchica
Cultivar: 'Sulphur Heart'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 5.00 m (500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Green, YellowFlowering Period: October & November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained




    This vigorous self-clinging variegated Persian ivy has heart-shaped mid-green leaves splashed with yellow. As it matures the variegation of the foliage becomes more pronounced. It is a handsome self-clinging evergreen climber suitable for brightening or covering a shady wall or 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. It works best in fertile moist but well-drained 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.



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