"Goldheart" seems to have emerged in a nursery near Genoa / Italy around 1950. Its dark green leaves have a golden-yellow centre ~ a 'gold heart' ~ especially visible when exposed to considerable sun; in shade, the leaf centre turns green. Good to very good frost resistance, which is not always the case in variegated ivy varieties. Goldheart clings exceptionally well to walls. Unfortunately, this variety is somewhat unreliable, because every now and then new shoots develop WITHOUT the yellow centre, especially when the ivy has been pruned. These shoots have to be cut off to prevent their proliferation and to retain the overall integrity of the greening. A top performer and thus included in FassadenGrün's ivy assortment! Please also refer to our ivy general information for more tips.
Lat. Hedera helix "Goldheart", or "Oro de Bogliasco"