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SOLVED: need ivy help

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

got this gorgeous variegated ivy, but don't know if I should put it in sun or shade. help?

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Hello Tig,

Hederas will take any aspect and although most tolerate shade they are also happy in the sun. I write from a UK perspective. Seeing you are Z7 I would say full sun would be perfectly alright for your Ivy. A zone 7 should not produce a sun intensity to upset the Hederas.


Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

thanks!! It's just the loveliest thing, and I'm going to start another to use in a different container grouping. Might put one in shade and one in sun and compare:)

(Zone 8a)

Hey Tig...I have both kind green and variegated in sun or shade and they grow like careful where you put it cause it will take over and spread like widfire!

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

Thanks Rebecca!!!

(one closer to 10,000)

Austell, GA(Zone 7a)

Hi tiG, looks like hedera 'goldheart' ivy. I think it does well in either condition. Brenda

Durham, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

variegated are supposed to do better in the sun i thought.. if they're in too much shade they can revert to plain green. depends how shady your shade is i guess!


Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Have mine on a north facing wall and it's still variegated and handsome. With too much sun the leaves can get burnt and have brown patches on what should be the golden bits - not so attractive LOL!

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

I love the coloration, it almost looks fake!! can't lose that great color, so I'll try it in several places and try to keep notes

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