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Gertrude Strauss Ivy

Hedera helix 'Gertrude Strauss'

SKU
32289
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.
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Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.

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Botanical PronunciationHED-er-uh HE-licks
Average Size at MaturityAs trained
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; Prized for Foliage
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Green Wall, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Juniper (Juniperus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Euonymus (Euonymus); Mock Orange (Philadelphus)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11

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