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.
Proven Accents® 'Gold Child' Ivy Hedera helix
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 HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:3 - 6 InchesSpacing:12 - 24 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:VariegatedHabit:TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight 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:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses 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.
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David MacLean, Nova Scotia, Canada, 40 weeks ago
Extremely SLOW growing, but low maintenance plant.Brigitte H Coffman, Oklahoma, United States, 1 year ago
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