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'Gold Child' Ivy Hedera helix

Exposure
  • Sun or Shade
Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
6" 2' 15cm 61cm
Height: 3" - 6"
Spread: 12" - 2'
Height: 8cm - 15cm
Spread: 30cm - 61cm
  • Details

    3 - 6 Inches
    12 - 24 Inches
    12 - 24 Inches
    8cm - 15cm
    30cm - 61cm
    30cm - 61cm

    Features

    Once honored as the Ivy of the Year by the American Ivy Society, this popular variegated selection makes a beautiful spiller for container recipes in sun and shade. Its soft green and avocado green leaves have yellow edges which fluctuate in their color intensity based on heat and light. In cooler weather and more sun, the yellow will be quite bright. In warmer weather and more shade, it will be more of a butter yellow. The leaves are clasped on stems that can trail two feet or more. This deer and rabbit resistant ivy will grow in containers and landscapes, though container use is preferred in areas where its spread should be prevented.

    According to the Humane Society of America Ivy plants especially the leaves and berries can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

    Adaptable As Houseplant
    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    3 - 6 Inches 8cm - 15cm
    Spacing: 
    12 - 24 Inches 30cm - 61cm
    Spread: 
    12 - 24 Inches 30cm - 61cm
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Variegated
    Habit: 
    Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or Shade

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in landscapes and containers.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    According to the Humane Society of America Ivy plants especially the leaves and berries can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

  • 2 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Medium-slow growing. Not as slow as pure variegated and not as fast as regular. It will lose its golden hue if given too much or too little light, so place it in a medium sunny place. Too little and the yellow areas will start to turn green and too much sun and they will start to turn white. Still beautiful regardless but keep placement in mind and be accepting of variations. Seems to need slightly more water than ordinary ivy, but that may just be me. I wholeheartedly recommend this variety of ivy.

      David MacLean
      , Nova Scotia
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • Extremely SLOW growing, but low maintenance plant.

      Brigitte H Coffman
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
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