Ground Ivy - Live Plant

Ground Ivy - Live Plant

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Transform your garden into a verdant oasis with our lush Ground Ivy live plant. 

This remarkable ground cover is well-known for its charming scalloped leaves and delicate purple flowers. Its low-maintenance nature, beauty, and functionality help create a dense carpet that suppresses weeds and erosion, all while providing a delightful habitat for beneficial insects like bees and butterflies. This perennial plant grows in a variety of settings, from full sun to moderate shade, and looks great in rockeries or shaded corners.

It’s available in a 3.5” pot
Bring Ground Ivy home now and watch as it elevates your garden into a sanctuary of natural splendor.

About Ground Ivy

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) boasts a host of botanical features and medicinal benefits. Its heart-shaped leaves, adorned with scalloped edges, create a lush carpet of greenery, making it a popular choice for ground cover in gardens. 

Ground ivy is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and expectorant qualities, making it an effective remedy for respiratory issues such as coughs, colds, and bronchitis. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that make it additionally fruitful for digestion, headaches, sore throat, and a lot more. Its botanical charm and therapeutic benefits make it a versatile herb to have at hand.


How to Use Ground Ivy

  • Tincture: Submerge dried and chopped ground ivy leaves and stems in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to produce a potent tincture infused with the essence of ground ivy.
  • Tea: Steep dried ground ivy leaves and flowers in hot water for 10 minutes to extract their beneficial properties, crafting a soothing herbal tea. 
  • Salve:  Blend ground ivy-infused oil with beeswax to formulate a gentle topical salve, ideal for external application on the skin.
  • Vinegar Infusion: Soak dried ground ivy leaves and stems in apple cider or white wine vinegar for 2 to 4 weeks. Give it an occasional gentle shake and add more vinegar if desired to enhance its potency.

Ground Ivy - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ground Ivy an annual or perennial plant?

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) is a perennial plant. It lives for more than two years, regrowing each spring from its roots or seeds.


How much space should be needed to grow Ground Ivy?

If you're looking to grow ground ivy as a ground cover in a garden bed or as a lawn alternative, you may not need to allocate a specific amount of space, as it will naturally fill in available areas. However, if you want to contain its spread, planting it in a confined space or using barriers like edging can help prevent it from overtaking other plants.


What zone does Ground Ivy grow in?

Ground ivy is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9, although it may also grow in some areas outside of this range under suitable conditions. It tends to prefer cool, moist environments and can tolerate a variety of soil types, from sandy to clayey, as long as they are well-drained.

When should I harvest Ground Ivy?

For culinary or medicinal purposes, you can harvest ground ivy leaves and flowers when they are fresh and vibrant. Typically, the best time to harvest is in the spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing and producing new foliage. At this time, the leaves will be at their peak flavor and potency.


Does Ground Ivy flower or fruit?

While Ground Ivy does produce flowers, it does not typically produce fruit in the traditional sense. Instead, after flowering, it may produce small, rounded nutlets containing seeds. These nutlets are not considered traditional fruits like those produced by many flowering plants, but they serve as the reproductive structures of the plant, enabling it to spread and propagate.

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