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Regelian

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English Ivy clone
« on: January 14, 2011, 10:46:38 AM »
Attached is a shot of an English Ivy I've grown from seed in my garden.  I havn't seen another similar clone, but I am not that well versed in Hedera cultivars.  I sent a shot of this immatured plant a year or so ago, as curiosity, but am finding this a very satisfactory garden addition.

Other than the interesting leaf, which you can see as mature and immature in the fotos, it is a slower grower, extremely hardy and makes a wonderful effect on a wall.  I've tentaively names it 'Green Fingers', as I know of no Hedera cultivar carrying this name.

In short, I would like your opinions.  Is it different enough to warrant naming?

Jamie
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Re: English Ivy clone
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 11:52:07 AM »
You should send the photos to Fibrex in England. They have the national collection of Hedera
http://www.fibrex.co.uk/hederas2.asp?CategoryID=2
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Re: English Ivy clone
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 12:47:58 PM »
Mark,

thanks.  I've popped-off a mail to them.  Let's see what they think.

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Re: English Ivy clone
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 03:43:52 PM »
Regelian, I have never seen any like that here either. I have one plant in my garden with narrower lobes than normal, a little like yours but not identical. However, I don't know the cultivar's name.
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Re: English Ivy clone
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 04:46:15 PM »
Trond,

yours does have a similar symetry in the leaves, just not as exagerated.  The only thing I've seen that comes close.  Thanks.

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Re: English Ivy clone
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011, 08:11:35 PM »
'Green Fingers' would be such an appropriate name too. But I never doubted you had them Jamie. ;)
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Re: English Ivy clone
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011, 12:25:08 PM »
This is a great Ivy you've grown!
I know (without knowing their names) some varieties with leaves that are very different (i.e. each leaf is unique), but none with leaves as long as your's - absolutely lovely!
Keep us updated if the name was accepted.

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