English Ivy, Common Ivy (hedera helix)
1 gram (approx 30 seeds) £1.45
2 grams(approx 60 seeds) £1.75
5 grams (approx 150 seeds) £2.25
10 grams (approx 300 seeds) £3.25
25 grams (approx 750 seeds) £6.00
50 grams (approx 1500 seeds) £10.00
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Germination, Sowing and After Care Information for
Common Ivy (hedera helix)
Common Ivy seeds have little or no dormancy and can usually be sown without requiring lengthy pre-treatment.
It is recommended to first place the seeds in a container and pour warm (not boiling!) water over them and leave them to soak for between 12-24 hours and then drain away the water. The seeds should have swelled up with water and should be ready to germinate. This usually takes between 3-4 weeks in temperatures of 20 Celsius.
Alternatively seed can be cold stratified for up to around 4 weeks. To do this mix the seeds with a small amount of 50/50 compost and sharp sand -this must be moist but not enough to be able to squeeze out water with your hand. Put the mixture of seeds and compost in a loosely tied freezer bag and place in the fridge for 4 weeks. After this time the seeds are ready for sowing.
Sow in pots or seed trays of good quality compost just below the surface. The seed usually germinates in under 4 weeks at 15-20°c.
Newly germinated plants may grow to between 5 and 15cm (2-6 inches) during the first season and height growth will increase more rapidly during the second and subsequent years . Plant them out into their permanent positions at he end of the second season if they have made sufficient growth, otherwise during the following year.