Ivy-Leaved Toadflax

A cute little perennial for walls and dry soils.
Common name : Ivy-Leaved Toadflax
Scientific name : Cymbalaria muralis
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Cymbalaria muralis -the ivy-leaved toadflax - is a flowering plant native to Mediterranean Europe and widely naturalized elsewhere, growing up to 5 cm in rock and wall crevices, and along footpaths, with leaves evergreen, rounded to heart-shaped and very small flowers similar in shape to snapdragon flowers, from May to September. Did you know? This plant has an unusual method of propagation! The flower stalk is initially positively phototropic and moves towards the light. After fertilisation, it becomes negatively phototropic and moves away from the light, resulting in seeds being pushed into dark crevices of rock walls, where they are more likely to germinate.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 5 - 12
pH 6 - 8

Plant my ivy-leaved toadflax

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my ivy-leaved toadflax

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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