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Its structural green-and-cream leaves are sort of chic, old school, understated classy. It's elegant, but tougher than old boots - the Katharine Hepburn of plants.
Includes 3 young plants.
- SHIPSBeginning in April, after your last frost date
- ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (Perennial zones 2-11)
- INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot
- Botanical NameHedera algeriensis
Algerian Ivy is unstoppable. It stays green all year long and can handle cold, heat, drought, and drenching. It prefers shade or dappled, ambient light.
- SUN Full shade, or part sun
- HEIGHTVines can reach over 20ft long when full grown
- SPACING9" between plants
- CLIMATECold hardy and heat tolerant
- DEERDeer resistant
- WATERPrefers even moisture
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers inside and outside.
How to Plant
Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets mostly shade, in well draining soil.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.
When to Expect Blooms
We're here for the foliage.
Water regularly. Prune back as needed to prevent unwanted spread.
Train vines to go in the direction you'd like them to grow to cover ground, climb up a wall, etc. Prefers a sheltered location.