Hardiness: USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade Partial to Full Shade
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: White/Near White Cream/Tan
Bloom Time: Mid Spring Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen Variegated
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
On Oct 5, 2012, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:
I received 2 plants of this in a trade 2 weeks ago and I have been very impressed ever since. I particularly do not like Ivy, but I wanted something unusual as a air filtering houseplant and I got it! It has put out at least 4 leaves per "stem" in the 2 weeks I have had them. The one that doesn't get light from anything but a hanging lamp is doing the best. Seems like cuttings would be very easy to root since there are roots on a stem that either developed when shipped or it barely touched the soil for a short period. They haven't changed my mind about not liking Ivy, but I am glad I have this one. Ivy is normally a fast grower even with total neglect and 'Gold Child' is no exception.
On Jul 11, 2012, VineWorld from Syracuse, UT (Zone 7b) wrote:
Gold Child is a wonderful cultivar of English Ivy that is one of, if not, my favorite ivy. It's beautiful gold margins and three different shades of green in the center is just perfectly set into its crown shape. It's growth is very easy to keep track of and it commands attention no matter where you put it. I highly recommend it for anyone who is considering Hendera helix for their garden.
On Sep 9, 2011, soldiersong from North Plains, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have this in a ball topiary and it brightens up a corner in front of our home. It is carefree, save occasionally attaching a new stem to the topiary form. It is in a spot where it receives about four hours of afternoon sun, and is thriving. Nice color of a difficult spot.
On Aug 13, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:
Properly known as 'Goldchild' and sometimes known as 'Gold Baby.' A sturdy, reliable, and beautifully consistent ivy with bold gold margins.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Montgomery, Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama Wetumpka, Alabama (2 reports) Clayton, California Fairfield, California Clifton, Colorado Banner, Illinois Cleveland, Ohio North Plains, Oregon La Porte, Texas Syracuse, Utah Henrico, Virginia Alger, Washington