Not Just Any Ivy!
Persian Ivy is an evergreen groundcover vine with the largest leaves of any ivy.
English, Algerian and Persian ivies are versatile landscape choices, especially in zones 5 through 10. Many gardeners choose unique Persian ivy for its leathery, downward curved leaves. The oval, heart-shaped foliage of a mature Persian Ivy can reach up to 4 inches wide and 10 inches long. Persian Ivy’s large leaves can provide a dense, green cover along slopes and banks, which controls erosion.
Persian Ivy in the Landscape
If you need a rapidly growing groundcover, look no further than Persian Ivy. The spreading vine can cover ground in full shade or partial sun. The ivy can grow and remain green in shaded areas where grass won’t grow. In fact, it’s an excellent choice for having a natural lawn – and the ivy can keep weeds down. Mixing Persian Ivy with vinca, or periwinkle, provides even more interest, as the large leaves of the ivy mix with the delicate vinca foliage.
Not only can gardeners cut back on weeding by planting Persian Ivy as a groundcover, but the ivy is an easy-care landscape plant. Larger areas can be trimmed with a lawnmower on a high setting. The vine can reach up to 15 feet in length in just five years, and nearly double in size if not trimmed. The effect on fences and posts is unparalleled.
Persian Ivy also makes trellises. It’s attractive winding around large structures, but shouldn’t be left to grow around tree trunks. In addition, Persian Ivy is a deer-resistant vine.
Enjoy Persian Ivy in Winter
The large, evergreen leaves of Persian Ivy shine all year long, and this ivy is tolerant of cold and drought. While many lawns and trees go dormant, Persian Ivy’s rounded leaves provide lush, green color. Persian ivy dentata leaves have tooth-like borders, and variegated Persian Ivy leaves have cream-colored edges and gray-green to fully green centers, for a striking palette any time of year.
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