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

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

Category:

Vines and Climbers

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Leathery-Textured

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

Regional

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

Clifton, Colorado

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.