Asked February 22, 2015, 11:47 AM EST

Will English Ivy grow in Colorado? If so, what soil and how much water will it take?
where can it be purchased?
thank you

Garfield County Colorado

1 Response

Yes, Ivy will grow here. It will tolerate some alkaline and prefers a shady area such as a north or east exposure. It will also need some irrigation to keep it somewhat moist. Your soil and exposure will determine how much moisture you need. Use a screwdriver or other long tool to check the soil down 6-8" for moisture. Deeper infrequent watering is better than frequent watering, possibly 1-2 times per week. Depending on what size you buy the plant, it may need more water initially. I would contact the local nurseries like Bookcliff, Mt Garfield, or Valley Grown to see if they have it in stock. I know I have seen it in the past.