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Gertrude Strauss Ivy

Hedera helix 'Gertrude Strauss'

Pronunciation: HED-er-uh HE-licks
SKU #32289

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Description Showy foliage and a vigorous habit make this the perfect choice for shady areas. Ideal for slope coverage and to fill in expansive areas. Cascades beautifully out of containers or as a groundcover. Evergreen.
Light Partial sun
Watering Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
Blooms Inconspicuous; Prized for Foliage
Mature Size As trained
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Ground Cover
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Ninebark (Physocarpus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Euonymus (Euonymus); Mock Orange (Philadelphus)
Care Grows well in average, well-draining soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Low water needs once established. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

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