Ivy Leaved Toadflax
Also known as
Kenilworth Ivy, Pennywort, Climbing Sailor, Colisseum Ivy, Devil's Ribbon, Female Fluellen, Ivy Weed, Ivy Wort, Mother Of Thousands, Kentucky Ivy, Oxford Ivy, Oxford Weed, Penny Leaf, Roving Sailor, Wandering Sailor, Coliseum-Ivy, Ivy-Leaf-Toadflax, Mother-Of-Thousands
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5 years to reach maturity
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Ivy Leaved Toadflax Overview
Cymbalaria muralis is known by many commnon names including Ivy Leaved Toadflax and Pennywort. This small perennial is from the Plantaginaceae family and it has a spreading, mat-forming habit. Ivy Leaved Toadflax is hardy and will cope fine with freezing temperatures, it produces delicate lobed leaves on creeping stems which readily root. Cymbalaria muralis will easily grow in full sun or partial shade, it can cope with both moist soil and soil on the drier side. This lovely little plant is often found growing out of walls in the UK, it produces pretty purple flowers which resemble those of snapdragons.
How to propagate Ivy Leaved Toadflax
Special features of Ivy Leaved Toadflax
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Ivy Leaved Toadflax
Wildflower, meadow, dry stone walls.