|Mature Height (in.)||360 in.||Mature Width (in.)||240 in.|
|Additional Characteristics||Ground Cover||Average Shipping Height (in.)||3 in|
|Best Time to Plant||Spring to Fall||Bloom Season||No Blossoms|
|Blossom Color Family||Assorted Colors||Botanical Name||Hedera helix|
|Common Name Family||Ivy||Container Size||3.25 Inches|
|Growth Habit||Climbing||Hardiness Zone||10 (30 to 40 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)|
|Number of plants included (Pack-Size)||54||Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)||8|
|Returnable||90-Day||Sun Tolerance||Full Sun|
|Water Requirements||Twice a week||Wildlife Attracted||No Wildlife Attracted|
|Wildlife Deterred||No Wildlife Deterred|
A: To achieve full ground cover in an 8 by 8 feet area with English Ivy plugs, you'll typically need around 64 to 100 plugs. Spacing between the plugs will depend on your specific preferences and how quickly you want the area to fill in. Closer spacing will result in quicker coverage, but it might require more plugs. Generally, a spacing of 6-12 inches between plugs is common.
A: IF you decide you no longer want English Ivy a Glyphosate-based herbicide, such as Roundup, are often considered effective for controlling and killing invasive plants like English Ivy. However, when using herbicides, it's crucial to follow the manufacturer's instructions and take proper safety precautions. Be aware that English Ivy can be challenging to eradicate completely, and it may require multiple treatments to achieve full control. Manual removal and ongoing maintenance, including cutting and pulling, can also be essential in managing this invasive plant effectively.
A: A number of plants (often unrelated) are commonly known as "Creeping Charlie" so it would depend on which one you are interested in buying. In many places, certain species commonly known as Creeping Charlie are considered a noxious, invasive weed. If kept in the house you're probably ok, but in your yard, many communities will make you spray to kill it. You probably want Plectranthus.australis, which is known as both Swedish Ivy, and/or Creeping Charlie, however even that is invasive in some. Contact your local Extension Agent to find out which species is allowed in your location. They should be able to recommend a source to acquire permited species.
A: You should still be weeks away from frost, and even longer to a hard freeze. In addition, English Ivy is a rather tough plant. Planting them now would be fine. Plant them, water well several times so they are moist going into winter, and mulch with a bit of straw, pine straw, or such. They will be fine.