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Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

Persian Ivy

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen climber

Flower colour

White

Feature

Attractive seed-heads, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

Plant details

The large leaved variegated ivy 'Sulphur Heart' has bright gold and lime green variegations that are invaluable for bringing splashes of light to a dark shady wall. In light shade, mingle it with winter jasmine and Cotoneaster horizontalis for a plant association with even greater variety and all year round interest. 'Sulphur Heart' clings to brick walls and similar textured surfaces so long as its aerial roots can get a grip. Splash walls with water to help new plants start clinging, but don't grow where the mortar is unsound or the roots may cause damage. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Araliaceae

Genus: Hedera

Species: colchica

Cultivar: Sulphur Heart

Plant type: Evergreen climber

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 180cm


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