How/where can I obtain Boston Ivy. When is it available? What’s the cost?
The Gardener’s Answer
Hi, Ed in Kentucky: Boston ivy(Parthenocissus tricuspidata) is a fast-growing vine that has stunning fall color and berries that provide food for the birds during the winter months. It will probably be easier to locate during the spring or summer, and although it is not as common as some other vines it is available. Call around to your local garden centers now and see if this is something they usually carry, and if not ask if they would be willing to special order it for you when they do their spring ordering. You will have much better luck dealing with your locally owned garden centers as opposed to the big box stores. As far as price it will all depend on the size of the container the vine is growing in. I have seen it available in 1-gallon containers for around $20 and in a 5-gallon container and much larger plant priced around $50. If you are not able to find it in your area call The Plant Kingdom in Louisville at (502) 893-7333. We love this vine as it is growing on our structure and try to keep it in stock. If you are not able to make the drive to Louisville I am sure we can figure out a way to get it to you.