Trailing Ivy Gold
An attractive trailing ivy with bright golden yellow and green variegated foliage.
This beautiful ivy is resilient, hardy and evergreen, making it the perfect choice for bringing year-round colour to any container planting scheme. The gold and green colours of the leaves help lift a dull space and combine really well with both summer and winter flowering plants and bulbs. Perfect for pots, hanging baskets and window boxes, the stems trail gracefully and provide a brilliant backdrop for flowering plants as well as filling out the display or screening the container. Lasting for years in the same container and soil, it requires very little attention and tolerates even the toughest of conditions.
This easy to grow ivy is a brilliant, long-lasting alternative to trailing bedding plants that need to be replaced at the end of each season.
Plant Type: Bedding Plant
Hardiness: H4 Hardy. Minimum temperature -10 to -5.
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 50cm x W 1.5m (Mature age: 5 Years)
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, Gold
Flower Colour: -
Fragrant Flower: Yes
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: Yes
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Hazardous / Poisonous Information: Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy.
Soil Type: Chalky, Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Planting Style: Containers, Baskets
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Trailing ivy will grow well in most locations in sun or shade, but thrives in a full sun or partially shaded position. This variety is ideal for growing in containers or hanging baskets and tolerates both exposed or coastal gardens as well as more sheltered positions.
Plant in containers with a soil-based compost close to the edges so the stems can trail freely. Combine with flowering bedding plants and spring bulbs for a colourful year-round display.
Water well after planting and continue to water regularly throughout the first growing season. Once established, this variety will require very little additional watering.
This variety grows well without feeding, but will put on more growth if fed occasionally with an all-purpose feed, especially after a few years when the nutrients within the container soil may have diminished.
Snip away any excess growth as and when required. Remove any stems which begin to climb upwards on hanging displays or if they begin to cover the container display.