English Ivy is a versatile and easy plant to grow in areas where grass is not feasible. It forms a nice ground cover that stays green year around. Plant ivy in partial to full shade in well-drained garden loam enriched with peat moss, compost or leaf mold. Ivy in full sun tends to winter-burn, so it is particularly important to have them planted in the shade in Zones 4-7 where winters very are cold. Set the plants out in spring, placing English ivy 12 inches apart and Algerian ivy 18 inches apart. It is important to be sure that the plant and the soil are well watered prior to setting them. If the plant is to grow up a wall, put them as close as possible to the base of the wall.
- Common Name: English Ivy
- Zone: Zone 4 | Zone 5 | Zone 6 | Zone 7 | Zone 8
- Bloom: Spring | Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall | Fall
- Growth: Under 6 Inches
- Exposure: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Partial Shade | Full Shade
- Water: Average