Ivy 'Golden Ingot'

Hedera helix 'Golden Ingot'

Ivy, Ivy 'Golden Ingot'

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This variegated ivy with small leaves blotched light & dark green and irregular bright yellow markings is not an invasive type. It's marbled effect is brightest in full sun but prefers cool temperatures as the yellow can turn a lighter cream colour in warmer months. This ivy has been awarded a RHS AGM as well as voted 2003 Ivy of the Year by the American Ivy Society.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Autumn

Fruiting time

Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested but foliage can be taken & used in flower arrangements.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings at any time, semi-ripe or hardwood cuttings can be taken from Summer to Winter.

Layering

Can be done at any time

Special features

Ground cover
Attracts bees
Attracts useful insects
Indoor plant
Pot plant
Winter colour

Special features

Origin

Denmark, Europe

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

A low maintenance plant that provides a counterpoint to more vibrant plants it's subtle markings make this foliage plant very adaptable as either an indoor or outdoor plant. It can be grown in containers for it's trailing habit or left to act as ground/fence cover if planted in garden borders.

Personality

Family

Araliaceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Green

Scent

Mild

Problems

This Ivy can also suffer from scale insects.
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