Care Level: I'm Easy
Pet Friendly: Warning
Toxic to pets if ingested.
Origins: Native to Europe, northeast Ireland, Scandinavia, and all the way down to Spain, this ivy is most often seen as a landscape plant.
Fun Facts: In the Middle Age...
In the Middle Ages, ivy was used to announce that wine was available at the local establishment in which they grew! They would hang on a pole or in a hanging basket. The symbol was recognized as the "ale-pole." Ivy was symbolic of peace to the Druids since they have the ability to connect to various plants. Another reason why they may be used in bridal bouquets and headdresses as a symbol of fidelity. Ivy's is attractive to pollinators for their nectar and pollen.