Swedish Ivy plants did not originate in Sweden nor are they an ivy plant. However, Swedish Ivy plants did originally become popular as a houseplant in Sweden and they do have long cascading stems like a regular ivy plant.
“Creeping Charlie” is the nickname for a Swedish Ivy and it is closely related to the mint plant. This is a lush almost succulent- like trailing vine with thick, bright green, shiny scalloped leaves. A Swedish Ivy looks great in hanging baskets. When given enough bright light, a Swedish Ivy produces delicate, white or purple tubular-shaped flowers. Some varieties have a special aroma when touched. You can hang a Swedish Ivy outside in partial shade during the summer, but bring it indoors before the temperatures dip below 50°. Swedish Ivy, is a fast- growing, easy- care plant, is great for beginners.