Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Variegated Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Leprechaun Gold'

bookmark
Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aquilegia (a-kwi-LEE-jee-a) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Leprechaun Gold

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Click thumbnail
to view:

By Carkeekfish
Thumbnail #1 of Aquilegia vulgaris by Carkeekfish

By Calif_Sue
Thumbnail #2 of Aquilegia vulgaris by Calif_Sue

By Calif_Sue
Thumbnail #3 of Aquilegia vulgaris by Calif_Sue

By Calif_Sue
Thumbnail #4 of Aquilegia vulgaris by Calif_Sue

By palmbob
Thumbnail #5 of Aquilegia vulgaris by palmbob

By vossner
Thumbnail #6 of Aquilegia vulgaris by vossner

By vossner
Thumbnail #7 of Aquilegia vulgaris by vossner

There are a total of 10 photos.
Click here to view them all!

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive vossner On Apr 27, 2014, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I'm in love with this plant, including the intensely blue/purple flowers. I, too, was disappointed when the variegation disappeared mid-summer. However, the following spring the variegation is as strong and well defined as when I first noticed this pretty. I've been told some variegated plants do this and I now believe it as I also have a variegated agapanthus that loses variegation mid-summer but it comes back the following year.

I have this plant growing in ground, part-sun, and gets hit by the sprinkler. In its 2nd year in my garden, I see lots if seed pods. Will be delighted if it reseeded all over the place.

Positive fel On Jul 6, 2009, fel from Wynnewood, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

My initial view of this plant was negative, as I put it in deep shade and the color immediately faded. Now I know it needs at least partial shade to retain the variegated coloration. It is really nice once established, and is perhaps my most reliable partial shade plant for looking good all through the summer. If the foliage looks ratty, you can clip it back. The flowers are not so special (purple, standard columbine flowers), so grow it for the dainty foliage. It reseeds and seedlings retain coloration.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

,
San Jose, California
Alpharetta, Georgia
Portland, Oregon
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Knoxville, Tennessee
Richmond, Texas
Seattle, Washington



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America