Common Names: Ivy, Hedra, English Ivy, Algerian Ivy

Botanical names: Hedera, (HED-er-ah)

Availability: Year round

Vase life: 7 days or longer

Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: No

Description: Solid or variegated leaves, spaced on long flexible stems.

Color: Green, variegated white and green

Botanical facts: Hedera is the Latin name for Ivy.

Design notes: A wonderful long-lasting trailing foliage, useful in hanging or curving-line floral design. Trailing foliage can be used in cascade bridal bouquets and to create an armature in vase designs. Individual leaves are used in corsage design.

Purchasing hints: Purchase trailers that are long and flexible. Leaves should be shiny, fresh and turgid with water.

Conditioning: Cut with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage or usage. After hydration dip the foliage in a Crowning Glory solution and allow it to dry. Most ivy foliage can be stored out of water in refrigeration in plastic garbage bags.