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Scrophularia auriculata 'Variegata' (Variegated water figwort)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Scrophularia auriculata 'Variegata'

Other names

Variegated water figwort

Genus

Scrophularia Scrophularia

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegata' _ 'Variegata' is a vigorous clumping perennial with variegated foliage and small, insignificant brown flowers.


Scrophularia auriculata 'Variegata' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Flushed brown, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Variegated in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Can be cut back hard in middle of summer so that second crop of fresh leaves develop.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Scrophularia auriculata 'Variegata' (Variegated water figwort) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in reliably moist, humus-rich, fertile soil in full sun or part shade. Can be planted in wet soil. Can survive drought, but leaves will burn.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Scrophularia auriculata 'Variegata'

Other names

Variegated water figwort

Genus

Scrophularia Scrophularia

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegata' _ 'Variegata' is a vigorous clumping perennial with variegated foliage and small, insignificant brown flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Flushed brown, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Variegated in Summer

General care

Pruning

Can be cut back hard in middle of summer so that second crop of fresh leaves develop.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Scrophularia auriculata 'Variegata' (Variegated water figwort) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in reliably moist, humus-rich, fertile soil in full sun or part shade. Can be planted in wet soil. Can survive drought, but leaves will burn.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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Brown flowers?!

Thank you for adding this plant to the database for me but the description doesn't do it justice. It is a really pretty bog garden plant whose flowers I would describe as being a dark shade of… read more

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