Probably originates from Ireland, where it was already described around 1815. Its vigorous growth and the large, ornamental leaves make this a very useful ivy, and is therefore on offer at FassadenGrün's Range. It adheres very well to façades, however the foliage is not quite as dense as in 'Woerner' and in winter the leaves don't turn as dark. Of course it is all a question of taste, as some people may indeed prefer a strong colour.... Unfortunately this top performer 'Hibernica' is not quite as hardy as 'Woerner'. From my experience (Sven Taraba, 2017) it appears that the climate zone 7b / 6a in Leipzig is still favourable. However in colder regions in Germany some parts of the ivy may freeze and die off during severe winters, hence its use is limited in those regions. Please refer to General Information for ivy.
(lat. "Hedera hibernica "Hibernica", also known as "Irish Ivy")