Hedera helix

8.5cm pot £5.99
available to order from autumn
3+3 FREE 8.5cm pots £35.94 £17.97
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Buy Hedera helix English ivy or common ivy: Great for seasonal pots and baskets

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, preferably alkaline, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes No.3 potting compost for container-grown plants)
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pot cover: choose a 10cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    A tough and adaptable plant, which when young, will look great spilling over the edges of seasonal pots and baskets. It does get big however and if planted in the border, this self-clinging evergreen climber can also be used to cover ugly walls and fences in good time - or provide a lush green carpet in the dry shady areas beneath shrubs and trees where little else will grow. It's an excellent choice for the wildlife garden since it supports a wide range of native species, but it can also be grown as a houseplant (we did say it was adaptable!) where it will help reduce indoor air pollution.

  • Home 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.

  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten; skin irritant/allergen

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Notes on Hedera helix

"A study carried out by NASA found English Ivy as the number one best air-purifying plant. This is due to it being the most efficient plant when absorbing formaldehyde."

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Hi is this variety the one called commonly English ivy please?


Hello, Yes, this one is often commonly called common ivy or English ivy.


Hello there Yes this is the common English ivy.

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