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Bullock's Heart Ivy, Persian Ivy 'Dentata Variegata'

Hedera colchica

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

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Clifton, Colorado

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Negative

On Mar 26, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A beautiful plant, one of the most boldly variegated ivies. It looks very similar to the famous boldly variegated ivy Hedera canariensis 'Gloire de Marengo', but it's supposed to be a full Zone hardier.

It survived several years for me in a garden in Cambridge MA (Z6a), but never managed to increase significantly, and eventually succumbed over a winter.

Neutral

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

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.

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