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Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

Persian Ivy

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Plant type

Evergreen climber

Flower colour



Attractive seed-heads, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'

Plant details

The large leaved variegated ivy, Hedera colchica '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. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Hedera colchica '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.

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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