Common Name: Boston ivy
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light
Time to plant seeds: September to November
This variety of Boston ivy has shallow-lobed leaves, creating a jagged appearance. The leaves change colour in autumn to a fiery purplish red. It makes a much more decorative plant for a wall or pergola than the normal species Parthenocissus tricuspidata, which has only plain three-lobed leaves. 'Veitchii' makes a good textured covering for any large sunny surface, and can even be used in a large garden as ground cover among shrubs, when it will root at each leaf joint and scramble over them.