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Hedera colchica 'Dentata Variegata'

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Hedera (HED-er-uh) (Info)
Species: colchica (KOHL-chik-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dentata Variegata

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Vines and Climbers

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering
By tip layering
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral giftgas On Mar 30, 2009, giftgas from Everson, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:

So far, it's just sitting there...tic toc tic toc...will it ever grow? We'll see...

Positive ineedacupoftea On Feb 16, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

This dashing H. colchica cultivar has the most variegation. The leaves are a rich deep green in the center, surrounded by a thick, bold margin of cream, at least one third of the leaf. Trailing, it has the bold color appeal of a groundcover of 'Wide Brim' Hostas, with barely toothed leaves. Stems are a ruddy reddish to brown. Cold winter temperatures, perhaps 15 degrees and below, will damage the cream part of the leaf, which lacks the necessasry chemicals to remain, while the green part is undamaged. A loose mulching will help reduce this and protect the leaves from winter sun, and the plant will survive fine enough to regrow new leaves the following spring.

Has a semi-weeping leaf habit in maturity.


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

Clifton, Colorado
Austin, Texas

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