Ivy Plants
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Can you plant perennials in an ivy bed by digging a hole in the ivy, and will they flower?

Zone Falls Church VA | Anonymous added on March 2, 2020 | Answered

The ivy bed is in light shade.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on March 3, 2020

This is not the best growing conditions due to extreme competition for water and nutrients from the established ivy. Plus the ivy may regrow rapidly and cover the flowering plants. However, if that is the only space you have, give it a try. Be sure to select perennials that do well in light shade.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/shade/shade-tolerant-flowers.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-light-shade.htm

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