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PlantFiles: Bullock's Heart Ivy, Persian Ivy
Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart, Paddy's Pride'

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Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Hedera (HED-er-uh) (Info)
Species: colchica (KOHL-chik-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sulphur Heart, Paddy's Pride

Category:
Vines and Climbers

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Pale Green
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive philomel On Oct 6, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This ivy has huge leaves with striking yellow centres. It is not as tender as varieties of Hedera helix, but is well worth the garden space if a sheltered shady wall is available. One of my favourite ivies

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clifton, Colorado
Roslyn, New York
Chesterland, Ohio



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