Plant of the Month: English Ivy

When we say English Ivy, you probably picture an old Brick home with ivy crawling up the fronts of fancy mansions, but this beautiful plant is the perfect and easiest way to accent areas around your home.

English Ivy is also known as Common Ivy, and its scientific name is Hedera Helix. Hedera Helix sounds like a superhero name, and the plant lives up to that! English Ivy can crawl along big areas of ground as well as fifty feet straight up! With bright leaves and dark green stems, English Ivy is an easy way to spice up your backyard!


English Ivy is a plant that takes a while to start growing, but once it gets going, all you have to worry about is trimming it! For the best results, plant your English Ivy in areas that are at least partly shaded and keep the soil moist! If you want your English Ivy to scale walls or buildings, make sure to keep an eye out for damage since they hold on really tight. It takes a couple years for English Ivy to really establish itself, but once it is all grown, you don’t have to water it as much. If you’re growing your ivy on the ground, make sure to trim it so you can keep it in any area you want!


Coming from Europe, English Ivy can be used to fill up some unused lawn space, wrap around a trellis to add a little extra sparkle, or even a fence too! Keep your English Ivy watered and trimmed, and you won’t have to worry about a thing. Except maybe everyone being jealous at how good your yard or garden looks.