Kenilworth Ivy makes a wonderful ground cover plant. It performs well even in full shade, and it loves to cascade down a stone wall or spill over the sides of containers.
This trailing vine takes very little maintenance except for regular waterings and being cut back and deadheaded before setting seeds.
Sow Kenilworth Ivy seeds indoors 10 weeks before the last frost is expected. Use starter trays, sow the ground cover seeds on the surface of sterile soil, gently pressing the seed into the soil.
Do not cover the Kenilworth Ivy seeds. They need light to germinate. After the danger of frost has passed, transplant the young ground cover plants into the garden.
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 5 - 9
- Height: 4 inches
- Bloom Season: Spring through fall
- Bloom Color: Lilac
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Environment: Partial shade to full shade
- Foot Traffic: Light
- Soil Type: Moist, rich, pH 5.5 - 7.2
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 68F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 2000 seeds covers 40 square feet
- Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches