Where to find Hedera Colchica 'Sulphur Heart' - Vancouver Area

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  1. Gursk

    Gursk Active Member

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    Hi there,

    I have been looking to buy a hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'(sometimes called 'Paddy's Pride') to go in a particularly shady spot on my tiny condo patio. I fell in love with this plant when I saw it climbing up the drainpipe on a building in my neighbourhood. Anyone know where I can find one of these? Mandeville out in Burnaby has a HUGE one on a 6X6 trellis, much too large for both my space and my pocketbook.

    Any tips for where to purchase this plant would be much appreciated. A local shop would be great, but mail order sources would also be helpful!

    Thanks,

    Wendy
     
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  2. Millet

    Millet Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    On the American Ivy Society (AIS) web page, the society list suppliers of most all Ivy varieties. The AIS web page is www.Ivy.org where you can find a list of Ivy suppliers. Hedera Etc. in Lionville, PA. is a large grower shipper. The AIS has a large Canadian Ivy chapter in Toronto. As is commonly the case, you probably will have a hard time finding a Canadian supplier, and a hard time having plants shipped into Canada from the USA. The Toronto chapter, would be happy to assist you. - Millet
     
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  4. Gursk

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    Thanks ashphaltandshade,

    I've contacted many of those nurseries & none stock it. Art Knapp says they bring it in whenever it's available & David Hunter has me on their 'will call' list if they get any in stock.

    Cheers!
     
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    Debby Active Member 10 Years

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    Would suggesting that you clip a cutting or two from the plants you mention be criminal?
     
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    Figaro's Garden @ 1896 Victoria Drive has told me they will order plants in for me.
     
  7. Gursk

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    I'm thinking of contacting the strata of the building where they have a Sulphur Heart in the garden and requesting permission to take a cutting...
     

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