How can I root an English Ivy and is it considered to be an annual?

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I tried several times to root this plant from friends and had no luck. I finally bought one and it says annual I thought they grew year round. Would like to know how to root so I can grow another.
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  • Patricia Overstreet Patricia Overstreet on Jun 18, 2017
    place in water until the roots apear , then dip in powered cinnamon. Plant in good garden soil , be sure to water it.

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    • Pat Hayes Pat Hayes on Jun 19, 2017
      Oh my goodness I agree with Elizabeth! My neighbor planted a little patch in his side yard a few years ago and it invaded my backyard and eventually the front yard and the trees! There might be a way to grow it and control it but I don't know how. It is as bad as the Kudzu that is hated here in E. TN..and I won't get started on Kudzu!

  • Beth Gibson Beth Gibson on Jun 19, 2017
    Where are you? Here in Vancouver, BC, we have teams of volunteers to pull it out of our lovely Stanley Park. Annual, we just wish. I pulled it out of my garden thirty years ago and it is STILL coming back. We have acidic soil, it runs to clay, and lots and lots of rain with very little snow or freezing temperatures.

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Jun 19, 2017
    Oh no not an annual that's why you see it come back year after year on brick homes damaging the mortar. You need to have it pitched more often since it's little nasty stuff needs to hold onto some ting to grow up but as previous statement shows and I can testify,because I had to deal with it I can travel on the ground just as easily. So before you purchase it think twice. Then walk away no matter how pretty it may seem.

  • Vondie Vondie on Jul 01, 2017
    Just saw this, wanted to add the ivy grows well in pots and makes a pretty accent to any hanging baskets, or grows beautifully alone in a hanging pot. I agree w/others, it can become invasive in the ground much like mint which takes over, too. But a pretty plant in pots! Good luck to you.

  • Kposies Kposies on Jul 05, 2017
    BE HAPPY IT DIDN'T ROOT!!! It's a creeper for a while and then it takes over your yard. I've been trying to get rid of mine for 3 years, but I am convinced it will live longer than me. If you feel you have to have it, I suggest you surround it with a deep metal border and keep it trimmed. If even one leaf starts growing into nearby soil, you will have a real problem.