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Hedera colchica

Persian ivy

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Flowers

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Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

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Plant does not fruit in April

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Plant does not fruit in October

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Plant does fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Hedera colchica
  • Common name: Persian ivy
  • Family: Araliaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Persian ivy, Hedera colchica, is a vigorous, self-clinging evergreen climber bearing dark, leathery green leaves. Mature plants bear spherical flowers in autumn, which are extremely attractive to insects.

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Hedera colchica can either be used to cover walls and fences or as ground cover. Like all ivies it can tolerate a wide range of conditions and can be trimmed back at any time to keep its size under control.

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Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or shade. Those with sensitive skin should wear gloves when handling ivy as its sap can be an irritant.

How to grow Hedera colchica

  • Plant size

    10m height

    10m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic

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 not fruit in November

Plant does fruit in December

Hedera colchica and wildlife

Hedera colchica is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers, provides shelter and habitat, has seeds for birds and is a caterpilar food plant.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Hedera colchica poisonous?

Hedera colchica 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