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Ivy Leaved Toadflax

Cymbalaria muralis

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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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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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

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Ivy Leaved Toadflax

Wildflower, meadow, dry stone walls.