Gertrude Strauss Ivy
Hedera helix 'Gertrude Strauss'
Pronunciation: HED-er-uh HE-licks
|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.|
|Watering||Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; Prized for Foliage|
|Mature Size||As trained|
|Landscape Use||Ground Cover|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.