- Common Name(s):
- Colchica ivy, Persian ivy
- 'Dentata', 'Dentata Variegata' , 'Sulphur Heart' , 'Variegata'
- Groundcover, Vines
This plant has attractive, large, thick, leathery leaves that will form a dense groundcover and crowd out other plants. Prune in the spring to maintain appearance. Makes a great lawn alternative for shady areas where grass will not grow. If grown as a groundcover over large areas, it may be mowed with a rotary mower set on high. It can also be trained to a trellis, arbor, or wall. Not reliably frost hardy, so plant in a protected location and mulch heavily in the winter. The variegated forms are often grown as houseplants or in container gardens.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Leaf spots and mites can be significant problems. Slugs and snails will sometimes hide and breed in the thick foliage.
- 30-50 ft.
- Heart-shaped leaves slightly lobed; thick, leathery; dark dull green
- Greenish white, insignificant
- 5 to 9
- Partial shade to shade, will tolerate dry soil
- Climbing vine
- Sun to partial shade
- Growth Rate:
- Climbing Method:
- Aerial roots
NCCES plant id: 291