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Hedera colchica ‘Sulphur Heart’

Ivy

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does fruit in January

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Plant does fruit in November

Plant does fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'
  • Common name: Ivy
  • Family: Araliaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Golden

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).

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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.

How to grow Hedera 'Sulphur Heart'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    1.8m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does fruit in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Hedera 'Sulphur Heart' and wildlife

Hedera 'Sulphur Heart' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It is a caterpillar food plant, has nectar/pollen rich flowers, provides shelter and habitat, has seeds for birds and makes a good wildlife hedge.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Hedera 'Sulphur Heart' poisonous?

Hedera 'Sulphur Heart' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People