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AQUILEGIA vulgaris 'Woodside Variegata'

Image of Aquilegia vulgaris 'Woodside Variegata' (Vervaeneana Group)

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

AQUILEGIA vulgaris 'Woodside Variegata'( Vervaeneana Group)

Plant Common Name

Common Columbine

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

The spurred blooms of Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Woodside Variegata' are an elegant complement to its unusual, variegated green light, yellow and ivory mounds of foliage. The lacy leaves emerge vivid chartreuse in spring, fading to a softer tones in the warm, summer months. Tall, branched, wiry stems support the pendant, lantern-like blooms, which are held high above the glowing foliage in spring. Blossom colors can be either light blue, white, red or pink, attracting bees, butterflies and moths.

Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Woodside Variegata' performs best in dappled sun to partial shade and evenly moist, nutrient-rich soil with good drainage. It will readily cross-pollinate with other columbines and self-sow if allowed to go to seed, which is considered an advantage by some gardeners. However, faded flowers should be removed promptly if new plants are not desired. An ideal choice for woodland plantings and mixed borders, its blooms also make excellent cut flowers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm

  • Width

    10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Blue, Pink, Light Blue, Blue Violet

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Yellow, Green, Light Yellow, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated, Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Yellow, Green, Light Yellow, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated, Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Green, Light Yellow, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated, Spotted/Mottled

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes