Narrow Leaved Ivy

floramakros(Earth CA 9)January 26, 2013

Hi Everyone, I hope someone here can help me with a plant search. About 10 years ago I saw a potted ivy at a farmer's market in San Francisco. It could probably be used as a houseplant or planted outdoors in the Bay Area. Instead of having the fat rounded lobes of a typical english ivy (I'm guessing it was one) it's leaves were incredibly skinny and sharply pointed. They resembled a star badge a sheriff would wear. Also kind of similar to those japanese maple cultivars with sharp thin lobes. I've been haunted ever since. Any idea what it was or where I can get one? Thanks.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Have you looked at the Needlepoint Ivy varieties? Google the images using that common name.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 5:12AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

sounds like an Aralia that used to be called Dizygotheca.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 7:38AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Did it look at all like this?:

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 7:55AM
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floramakros(Earth CA 9)

To greenlarry: It didn't have teeth. 3 long triangular stiff lobes in front and a tiny lobe or point I believe on each back side suspended on a thin petiole. Think small maple leaf if that helps. To rhizo: I'll look that up, thanks.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 1:36PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

This person apparently loves ivies and has many pics of diff leaves. There are a ton of designer ivy cultivars out there.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 2:03PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Could be a Senecio (kleinia)

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 3:19PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Could be a Senecio (kleinia)

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 3:21PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Purple, that link reminded me of the Bird's Foot Ivies....I think that they are different from the needlepoints....not sure. Floramakros, if you'll do a quick search on either of those groups of ivies, you might just find your 'sheriff's badge '. There are many, many different ivies in the category of Needlepoint and/or Bird's Foot.

I'd do a link for you but I haven't figured out how to do attachments while I'm on my Kindle Fire.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 5:59PM
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floramakros(Earth CA 9)

It was definitely a member of the needlepoint group of cultivars, they look incredibly different from the species, thanks so much for your help purple&everyone! If anyone has any pictures of them please post them so people know what we're talking about.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 6:07PM
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floramakros(Earth CA 9)

Someone sent me this pic via email (I gave a pretty good description considering I've only seen it once before 10 years ago! ;-), compare the shape of the lobes to your typical english ivy, what a difference! I've also learned that luckily most catalogs/web nurseries that carry several english ivy varieties usually have one listed and they're inexpensive.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 6:51AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

You DID give a good description. The needlepoints are quite common; you should have no problem finding them. I'd even prowl around your local garden centers / nurseries.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 7:16AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

You DID give a good description. The needlepoints are quite common; you should have no problem finding them. I'd even prowl around your local garden centers / nurseries.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 7:17AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

You DID give a good description. The needlepoints are quite common; you should have no problem finding them. I'd even prowl around your local garden centers / nurseries.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 7:18AM
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petrushka

i have one with narrow leaves that is called 'asterisk' - that matches your description. if you go to ivy.org - they have a long list with pictures. so you can find the one that mostly resembles yours.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 2:34PM
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