'Sulphur Heart' Persian Ivy - A RHS Medal Award Winner
Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart' is an evergreen ivy that has received The Royal Horticultural Society prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
This is a hard-to-find plant that deserves wider use as ground cover, in city gardens and on walls. Zones 6a - 9
It is a large leaved, variegated ivy with bright gold and lime green variegations (some solid gold centers can cover 60% of the leaf surface) which brightens up a dark shady wall.
'Sulphur Heart' Persian Ivy clings to walls with its aerial roots - 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!
Plant Delights nursery notes its very vigorous growth habit: "H. Sulphur Heart makes a great groundcover, and is extremely useful in camouflaging old abandoned school buses."
Here it is climbing a wall (at right) at Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden.
|Chanticleer by Lisa Roper|