Hedera helix, the common ivy, English ivy, European ivy, or just ivy, is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to most of Europe and western Asia. A rampant, clinging evergreen vine, it is a familiar sight in gardens, waste spaces, on walls, tree trunks and in wild areas across its native habitat.
A rare evergreen with fat green leaves, white-splashed around the edges and quite desirable to grow. The pattern changes with the season, one of the reasons it is so desirable.
Prefers rich, well-drained soil.