ivy for sun and shade fast growning to stop erosions - Knowledgebase Question

jonesborough, Te
Question by limiblank
July 15, 2008
we have some very steep banks. what kind of ivy would i plant that could take sun and shade and over rocks. does ivy need to be watered a lot. any suggestions would help
thanks, the beginner gardener.
linda blankenship

Answer from NGA
July 15, 2008



Ivy the would cover that area but is not your only option. It grows well with some shade but it does take a lot of water in the sun. Another options would be short clumping ornamental grasses (if the area receives very good light). I suggest you contact your County Extension Office to see if they have a list of adapted plants for your area on hand.

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