Thorndale English Ivy
Thorndale English Ivy
Hedera helix 'Thorndale'Item #3995 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
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Noticeable creamy-white veins on extra large, lustrous, rich green leaves and strong vining habit add to the handsomeness of this excellent groundcover. Proven to be hardier than English Ivy.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast-growing vine to 15 to 20 ft. long.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HED-er-uh HE-licksPlant type:Vine - Self-clingingDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast-growing vine to 15 to 20 ft. long.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:InconspicuousGarden styleMediterraneanDesign IdeasDwarf ivy is a versatile plant that can act as filler groundcover under older shrubs with exposed legs. Looks great on slopes and in conjunction with retaining walls to green up the face from bottom up or top down. It's also excellent in rock gardens trimmed to expose out croppings poking through. Useful for cloaking exposed mortar of rock waterfalls giving the feature a more settled in look. Self clinging can bring this ivy up walls, fences and even onto buildings. One of the best uses is dangling from the edges of hanging pots and baskets, or used to cascade off the edges of tall urns planted with upright fillers.Companion PlantsGroup small ivy with Penny Mac Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac'), King Edward Flowering Currant, (Ribes sanguineum 'King Edgward VII'), Limemound Spiraea, (Spiraea x bumalda 'Monhub'), Wine & Roses Weigela, (Weigela florida 'Alexandra'), Girard's Roberta Azalea, (Azalea x 'Girard's Roberta') and Majestic Beauty Indian Hawthorne, (Raphiolepisx 'Montic').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This is one of the 400 forms of the standard English Ivy, Hedera helix. The species is found over much of Asia from Japan westward through Europe to Nothern Africa. It has been inntroduced to nearly every continent and widely naturalized. In some climates it has become a dangerous exotic infesting neighborhoods and wildlands but dwarf forms such as this are far less threatening.Lore:Ivy was dedicated to Bacchus and other gods of ancient civilizations within its range. It's clinging nature made it a favorite symbol of Victorian fidelity.