Identification: Need Ivy Identification

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    treeguy123 Active Member

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    I recently bought this new ivy and was wondering what kind it is? They have perfectly heart shaped leafs. Thanks.
     

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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Greattigerdane wrote: Maybe Hedera helix 'Teardrop'

    I'm gonna agree with the answer you got on GardenWeb.

    Regards
    Chris
     
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    Does anybody know the difference between Hedera helix 'Natashja' and Hedera helix 'Teardrop'. I don't know which one it would be.


    This below is what has confused me:

    http://members.tripod.com/~Hatch_L/2hedera.html
    http://members.tripod.com/~Hatch_L/3hedera.html

    Hedera helix 'Natashja' ('Teardrop')
    st: thick, dark reddish-brown, sometimes fasciated or flattened.
    ls: 98% unlobed ovate, teardrop-shaped as stated. Occasional leaves produce 1-2 sharply
    ls: pointed lateral lobes. Veins are closely spaced (as with fan-type cvs.) and often
    ls: parallel.
    la: apex sharply acute to acuminate - sharper than many ovate and heart-shaped cvs.
    lc: dark glossy green with conspicuously raised, lighter veins.
    rai: it makes a superior pot plant to 'My Heart' ('Scutifolia') due to the raised vein
    rai: texture, pointed apex, and natural leaf gloss.
    ns:the older name may be 'Teardrop' but we cannot yet tie that older clone to this modern one of
    ns: the trade.


    Hedera helix 'Teardrop'
    ns: similar to 'Natashja' but a much older name dating to Shippy in 1955. There is some reason to believe
    ns: based on photos the modern 'Natashja' is improved by reason of strong vigor and numerous radiating veins.
     

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