Trailing Ivy White
An icy-white and green trailing ivy ideal for providing year-round interest.
This beautiful white and green ivy is easy to grow and very resilient, producing long stems which trail elegantly from any kind of container, including window boxes, patio pots and hanging baskets. The cool white and green variegated leaves are evergreen, which means you can enjoy colour and structure which perfectly complements most types of flowering bedding plant as well as spring bulbs. Use it to pad out mixed container displays or grow it as a contemporary feature on its own - the long stems also make a great addition to cut-flower bouquets. 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, White
Flower Colour: -
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
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.