A picture of a Ivy 'Golden Ingot'

Ivy 'Golden Ingot'

Hedera helix 'Golden Ingot'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

6a-10b

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Ivy 'Golden Ingot' Overview

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.

Common problems with Ivy 'Golden Ingot'

This Ivy can also suffer from scale insects.

How to harvest Ivy 'Golden Ingot'

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

How to propagate Ivy 'Golden Ingot'

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 of Ivy 'Golden Ingot'

Ground cover

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Suitable for hanging baskets or trailing over the edge of large containers.

Winter colour

Other uses of Ivy 'Golden Ingot'

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.