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x Halimiocistus sahucii Ice Dancer Ebhals

Rock Rose

Compact form and large white flowers

A densely growing, evergreen shrub with a spreading habit, Ice Dancer has creamy green variegated leaves that turn a dark green in the winter. It produces masses of large white flowers with yellow stamens between May and July.


Enjoys a sunny, sheltered location and is ideal as part of a rockery.


Will do well in most well drained soils, but may be sensitive to frosts so any damaged shoots should be pruned in the spring.

Bees are attracted to the flowers during the summer months

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 30 cm - 40 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 120 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Mediterranean garden, Gravel garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September