General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 2 to 3 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Other: Plants will self seed when happy, even if the mother plant does not survive the winter.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Tiny pale blue flowers.
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable for miniature gardens
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Days to germinate: 2 to 4 weeks
Sow in situ
Other info: Surface sow March to June
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: In late spring
Pollinators: Self
Bees

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Common names
  • Kenilworth Ivy
  • Ivy-Leaved Toadflax
  • Climbing Sailor
  • Colisseum Ivy
  • Devil's Ribbon

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Comments:
  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Nov 10, 2015 6:24 AM concerning plant:
    This little plant showed up in one of my miniature garden containers and I have been very pleased. It stays small, but will creep over the edge, producing nice tiny flowers almost constantly.
    Unfortunately, may not be hardy in my zone (5), so I have collected seeds and am currently trying to root a cutting for the house (to overwinter).
    2020update
    Reseeds nicely so I have not had to collect seeds
    I have taken small plants inside to over winter and been very pleased
    the one in the south window has stays small and flowered most of the winter
    The one in the larger pot in the north room has trailed over the edge and the leaves are much larger , no flowers
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Jun 19, 2012 8:04 PM concerning plant:
    Cymbalaria muralis flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees and self. The plant is self-fertile. Will self sow freely.

    Does well in light, medium, and heavy soils. Prefers a moderately good soil and some shade.
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Dec 2, 2013 4:24 PM concerning plant:
    This grows quite nicely on the north side of my house amid hostas (Pacific Northwest Zone 8). It climbs up the side of rough cedar siding, but does not envelop the wall. Easy to pull where not wanted. Has a delicate look to it, but is very tenacious.
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