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Hedera helix 'Buttercup'

English Ivy

Plant Type:


Hedera helix 'Buttercup' - ​5 available. A beautiful bright waxy yellow-leafed English Ivy. We collected cuttings with permission from a now retired professor of agriculture at the UCONN agronomy station. The ivy climbed the side of a brick building. It immediately sent me into a sublime state of nostalgia, the feeling that I had been transported to an Old World English cottage in the countryside. I fell in love. So will you. Part to nearly full sun in fertile soil to sandy loam. It will tolerate some clay in the mix. Moisture retentive conditions are best. Add some fairytale to your life... Height will depend upon the structure to which it attaches. The last we heard is that research indicates that English Ivy does not erode concrete, brick or stone; rather, it's an old wives' tale... possibly an old world wives' tale? Can be used to ground cover as well. Established plant, cutting grown.


9-12 ft


5 to 9(10)
What is my hardiness zone?
Item Description Price  
HEDBUTT Hedera helix 'Buttercup' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Hedera helix 'Buttercup'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Climbing
  • Cottage Garden
  • Evergreen
  • Wall
  • Bank

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Adaptable


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown