All three are flowering at the moment. It is part of the figwort family which includes snapdragons (Antirrhinum). Delighted to have been able to help Smokey3 and I'm very interested to hear that you have grown wild strawberries in a wall as that isn't something I have seen done. 3. Thumbs up and voted useful! Get clear on whether you need a plant that provides full coverage all year round as some will become bare during winter, and always consider where your fence or wall is located in terms of exposure to sunlight. To me the best displays of plants that grow on walls look as though they occurred naturally without any human intervention. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders. Since it prefers poor soil without much competition from other plants, it hasn't become problem. I think it's a bit heavy looking to work well higher up a wall, but planted below knee height, it can be effective. :). It flowers from April to August. Continue to 21 of 24 below. As some of the pictures below show, nature often is the best gardener when it comes to colonising a wall with plants. Many people think of boxwood as a deep green plant, but there are also beautiful white variegated and gold varieties. The smaller campanulas are very suitable for growing in a wall, such as Campanula cochlear (fairy thimbles) or Campanula poscharskyana. Creeping Jenny doesn't so much creep as run. Provide a well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. Both of these produce runners which help them spread along the wall and establish a good show quite quickly. Freelancer Jutta Boras divides her time between writing about flowers and growing them in her garden on the Sechelt peninsula. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on July 11, 2012: Aviannovice - this is really common in my area partly because we have a lot of dry stone walls which have lots of planting crevices. Vigorous, low-growing golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia “Aurea”) spills from containers and over garden walls like tiny golden coins tumbling from a pirate’s hoard. Alpine plants, which often dislike wet conditions and are adapted to growing in poor soils, are another option as are many wild flowers, such as Welsh poppy, which thrive in poorer soils. Very interesting indeed! Bell Flower: Campanula. From the editors of BCLiving, a seasonal subscription box of beauty products & decor treasures. Has a somewhat sprawling habit and may become quite invasive. 21 of 24. This one is a shrubby perennial plant, which sends out long stems covered in small felty leaves,... Bacopa. I think the foxgloves would only do well in a shaded or damp wall, because they're thirstier than the average wall grower. Aubrieta – If there’s a stone wall in your neighbourhood, you’ll probably find one of the beautiful Aubrieta hybrids... 3. I've found our aloe vera will grow like an epiphytic plant -- and I might be able to entice some to take hold from between the volcanic rocks that we've used to make low drywall in various places around the ranch. Prefers well-drained soil, but will tolerate most soil conditions. Shady, climbing plants: If you have a wall that is cooler and gets partial shade, you can try English ivy, Virginia creeper, chocolate vine, and climbing hydrangea. Plants That Grow Over a Rock Retaining Wall Flowering Vines. Cloudy Cool, thank you for reading I'm glad you enjoyed it. Although it’s possible to grow plants in a freestanding wall, retaining walls are better suited for plantings because the earth behind a retaining wall supplies moisture to … FullOfLoveSites from United States on March 18, 2013: Interesting and lovely! I guess they've been replanted on the ground, as it should be. Propagate in autumn, or take cuttings in summer. Plants with single stems, such as foxgloves, are best avoided in windy positions because these snap off more easily. Are dry stone walls something you get in America? 'Leichtlinii' forms a low cushion of leaves that is, throughout the summer months, smothered by wonderful … Although free-standing stone or rock walls are a pleasure to behold, without the addition of plants to soften their hard edges, they can be rather stark and featureless. What time of year can I start planting the seeds into the wall? A downside of these is that the can look quite tatty when the first flush of flowers starts to die away or if there is a spell of heavy wind and rain. Most have yellow or white flowers. for those who love creeping plants , some of those non creeping and creeping plants mentioned above can be used also in landscaping combined with hardscape. I hope you have lots of success if you have a go at planting up a wall. Invasive and need control by removal but enjoyed by birds. Now if you’re trying to dress up a blank wall with plants, you don’t just de-pot a plant in the wall and expect the roots to hang on. Dracaena (Dracaena sp.) Plants can be divided in spring or autumn. I'll ask at one our nurseries for wall growing plants because of the heat and wind here. G. acaulis prefers an acidic, moisture-retentive soil. Native to Southern Europe, Ivy leaved toadflax has naturalised in the UK and easily colonises walls. You’ll know you’ve hit the right combination when passersby stop to take a second look, then make a mad dash for their camera! Riviera Rose - I bet you get a lot of lovely plants that I'm not familiar with in walls in the south of France. A very popular plant for walls and rockeries, colours range from pale lavender to pink to violet-blue. Allowed to grow freely, some varieties can reach 20 feet tall. Riviera Rose from South of France on February 15, 2013: This was such an interesting hub - where I live there are plenty of old stone walls and I love seeing plants which have (I imagine) self-seeded there. In desert climates Korean Boxwood is a better choice. We're having a window fitted in the cellar & I thought it would look nicer if we put a fern in a pot & maybe some wall climbing plants on the wall that is set into the garden. Red valerian has naturalised in the UK, but is none the less popular as an easy garden plant for a dry situation. 1. The plant will cascade over rocks and low stone walls in a rock garden to soften the setting. Having plants winding their way up your outside walls can look very pretty but the actual damage some plant life does to your house exterior walls could make some people think twice in allowing the plant to grow in the first place. There are pink, white and crimson varieties which all love growing in walls. There are a variety of plants suitable for this situation but the three plants I have trailing over my dry stone wall are Arabis, Aubrieta and Saponaria. It is a perennial which trails gracefully. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on March 24, 2013: Hello Fulloflovesites - I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yellow corydalis looks very attractive growing in a wall and will flower between May and November. Plants growing on cliff faces and in rocky crevices will usually be at home growing out of gaps in a domestic wall. This training style is decorative and makes good use of space, beautifying an otherwise blank wall. Foxglove. Trim lightly after flowering. Plant in well-drained, alkaline soil. This is definitely something I'm looking into. Ivy … Nothing does a better job of edging a path, tumbling over the edges of containers or rolling over rock walls and rock gardens. Plant in sun or part shade. USDA Growing Zones: 4 to 8 Either pop a seed into a marble-sized ball of moist compost and press that into a gap in the wall or sow some seeds thinly in to a seed tray and, rather then pricking them out to grow on in pots, prick them out with a bit of compost attached and slot them gently into the planting gap in your wall. Plants which naturally grow cliff faces such as sea thrift are likely to tolerate growing in a wall and succulents such as stonecrop, which don't need much water, can work well. Looks great planted with Aubrieta as both flower at similar times and make an excellent showing together. Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on July 12, 2012: The only dry stone walls that I have ever seen are dividing walls between property lines that we used to have in Downeast Maine. Antigonon leptopus, known as Mexican creeper or coral vine, is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture... Fruiting Vines. As a general rule, plants which have a thick taproot are best avoided because these will grow thicker and may start to make the space it's growing in bigger and eventually weaken the wall. Marcy J. Miller from Arizona on April 21, 2013: This was such an enjoyable hub! Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on July 11, 2012: Such beautiful plants and flowers. They will flower from May to September. Very fine flowers in white, pale pink or lilac that grow to a height of 15 to 20 centimetres. Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’. Trim back the shoots after flowering to keep the plant compact. 8. Flowers freely June through September. Choose a few of these perennial beauties to dress your rock wall, and add a vertical dimension to your gardening. I really don't know about all those.............thanks for sharing. The leaves are often bicolored, variegated with whites, creams, yellows and reds. Plant in sun or partial shade. It flowers from June to as late as November. Plants with a trailing habit, such as ivy leaved toadflax, are designed for cascading down rock faces or scree slopes and can thrive in a wall. Something also to consider is dealing with the cuttings of an enthusiastically growing plant. Tolerates most soil conditions. Hope you spot lots more interesting plants growing in walls. Once it has a firm root-hold, nothing will stop it. Spilling over the top of the wall is brighter green ornamental grass and, behind that on top, a low growing hedge of English Boxwood ( Buxus microphylla) which encloses a traditional lawn. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on July 09, 2012: Thank you writer20 - you must have about the opposite conditions I would think to here in Lancashire. The stonework in this country uses mortar. I consider us lucky to just have some lichens on some of those rocks! The plant will drop from the wall at some point because the roots need more time to grow into the wall. Sumona Ireen from New York, US on September 17, 2014: Good hub. Following are 10 of my favourite plants for dressing up a rock or stone wall. Arabis caucasica is a perennial which grows to 9 inches high and spreads to about 24 inches. Plants will cloak a large area with pink or white flowers. 2. They have very little growing medium, may be subjected to windier conditions and will get limited water and this will usually dry quickly, unless yours is a water-splashed wall near a waterfall or leaky gutter, for example. Just found this site and it's exactly what I've been looking for. Divide plants in early spring to take cuttings in mid or late spring. marion langley from The Study on July 02, 2013: Thank-you for going through specific species and wall combinations! The fairy foxglove is also known as summer starwort. If I have no success with the aloe, I'll just have to visit your hub from time to time to enjoy the photos again. Vines are among the best plants to cover walls, since they climb naturally. Verbena (Verbena peruviana) The other method is to plant well-grown plants on top of the wall or in pots right next to the wall and hope they spread or seed themselves into the wall. It grows wild in France and Germany and flowers from May to September. Plants which tolerate dry, and often poor, conditions are ideal for growing in walls. I wonder about whether the roots will start appearing on the inside of the factory! Has silvery-grey foliage. As a fern, maidenhair spleenwort spreads by means of spores rather than seeds. Blooms spring to early summer. Whilst it doesn't have the longest flowering season, it does produce abundant flowers which are a very cheering sight. However the leaves are quite attractive on their own ranging from greys and creams to green with a red tinge. It is native of the UK and can be found growing amongst the limestone of Lancashire and Yorkshire. Ensure it a sunny position. Blooms in late spring and early summer. Climbing plants, including favourites such as honeysuckle and jasmine, all share the successful strategy of relying on the support of other plants or objects to reach the sunlight. I think your birdbath or sculpture idea is really good - if you have a go you should definitely make a hub about it. All Rights Reserved. Another sun-worshipper. Others, like honeysuckle, twine their stems around hand holds. Aubrieta ‘Doctor Mules’. Wall Material - If the wall is made from limestone or has a lime mortar, then it will be alkaline, so unsuitable for acid loving plants such as the lady fern, Athyrium filix-femina. There is a mass of beautiful plants which will thrive in a dry stone wall. ‘Doctor Mules’ is a bright, vivid purple, the four-petalled spring flowers showing up well against pale stone, and the whole plant is neater and less straggly than the unnamed types so often seen. Iberis sempervirens is a perennial candytuft that is outstanding in a sunny place. Thanks. Better Yourself from North Carolina on June 16, 2013: Nice hub, enjoyed reading and great pics! Thank you for reading and voting Dirt Farmer - I think the hard labour of wall building could just be worth it! I want to start growing some plants in my wall from seedlings, can I do this now (June) ? Commonly called ‘Rock Cress’, Aubrieta is a traditional rock garden plant that is lovely spilling out of crevices, growing over rock walls or placed in stonewalls. Trailing plants can be a real bonus for the gardener. Thankyou very much. You might find that a palette knife helps you slide them in. Though not a flowering plant, maidenhair spleenwort looks attractive growing in walls. An espalier is a plant trained to grow on a flat, vertical surface. Fairy Foxglove: Erinus alpinus. Dianthus deltoides makes an excellent crevice plant. Flowers in spring and early summer with clusters of pure white flowers. In warmer regions this plant can be short-lived, so replant every year or two. Blooms in late spring and early summer. The flowers you've shown are so pretty. As well as multi-storey planters and … True climbers take up little ground space, and are excellent choices for smaller gardens, whereas wall shrubs require more ground space. Tolerant of most soils. Climbing vines for hot, dry gardens: In a desert climate, try bougainvillea, yellow butterfly vine, lilac vine, or Queen’s wreath. These are all so pretty - and some are just plain growing on their own. Pages by Patty - I think you're probably safest with Ivy on a house wall, but if you have any boundary walls you might have a go with some of the other plants. Trailing edibles are ideal for walls – go for plants like squashes, and tomatoes, which can be grown down in the vertical space. It readily grows in nutrient-poor soil as long as it has good drainage. Here, our arid central Arizona conditions make it unsuitable for such pretty plantings ... but you've given me some ideas. When mature will provide great cascades of colour. LetitiaFT from Paris via California on July 13, 2012: I simply love the look of campanula and maidenhair spleenwort in particular growing in dry stone walls. Dark-green foliage. We’ve divided the list into climbers for walls, borders and vigorous examples. Not that it’s relevant to the Arizona desert, but the plant can live in temps as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Would love to see more photos. Valerian grows everywhere in my garden and although I don't have any walls to grow it in, aubretia has spread into cracks in the pavement and into old tree stumps. It is safest to choose varieties which prefer, or at least tolerate, dry conditions. May just have to build a wall in order to try it! It originated in southern Europe, doesn't like getting too damp and as a garden escape has naturalised on walls around villages in the UK. For autumn colour, the intense blue G. sino-ornata blooms in early to mid autumn. It will be interesting to find out what will grow on walls in Nevada - do report back! The flowers form globular balls that grow to a height of 15 to 20 centimetres and look great massed on rock outcroppings. It is a naturally low growing plant whose leaves will flatten themselves against a wall rendering it virtually immune to wind damage. Once the plants are established, a rock-wall garden requires little maintenance other than trimming flowers past their prime, or keeping overly exuberant plants contained. They are all suitable for growing in walls being a hardy, drought tolerant succulent. Thank you for visiting! Jill Spencer from United States on July 09, 2012: Really gorgeous. A south-facing wall would suit sun-lovers such as thrift. These plants can also be grown successfully from seed. Thank you so very much. BCLiving keeps you in the know on everything West Coast, highlighting local trends, eats, entertainment and travel ideas. Easy to grow and tolerant of most soil conditions. It carries smaller flowers or trumpets 2.5 centimetres long, variable in colour from bright to pale sky blue, and sometimes white. Armeria maritima (thrift or sea pink) forms a mat of spiky, grass-like tufts with masses of white, deep-rose or crimson flowers held erect on stiff stems. Some good ideas I have a small broken wall and want to try and hide it with plants,thanks. On a boundary wall or one held together by mortar with just a few little gaps for planting, smaller plants such as corydalis are best. Capable of draping over retaining walls or creeping along landscapes, flowering vines are used as accent and primary plants in a landscape. Few flowers can match the brilliant blue of the gentians. Have often wondered if it's possible to plant any - I've certainly got weeds growing in gaps in walls, so now I think I might follow your advice and sow some seeds. Will plants that grow in/on walls grow on my cellar wall under the grill? Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile) provides a thick, glorious mat of bright-yellow flowers. Take cuttings in summer. Even if you manage to squish a well-grown plant in place, it will be prone to falling out of the wall from not having had a chance to get its roots into all the crevices. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on July 18, 2012: rbm - thank you for commenting - I was surprised too when I saw foxgloves growing in walls when I moved to Lancashire. After flowering, cut all the old flowerheads and any straggly shoots. Now I will definitely try growing some of those plants that you included in the hub. Some climbing plants are known for being aggressive towards other plants, so always check the nature of the climber. flowers are pink or yellow. Plants That Grow on Walls. I was quite surprised to see foxgloves which had seeded themselves in this dry stone wall around a field in Burnley, because they a quite heavy plants and could easily be rocked and dislodged by strong wind. A number of different sedums, as well as Sedum acre, are known as stonecrop. Provide full sun or partial shade. It has trailing stems and short stemmed flowers which don't get badly affected by the wind. It ’ s... Helichrysum petiolare. If you wonder how they got in there, the answer is seed dispersal agents (wind, animals, birds etc). It isn't a particularly showy flower and the violet/blue flowers don't stand out very well against a natural grey stone wall, but it could look more effective against a white painted wall. This is a somewhat cantankerous plant that requires well-drained soil that doesn’t dry out and prefers to have cool roots. This can be a bit hit or miss! Thrives in full sun or partial shade. Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on July 08, 2012: Great hub and I love your wonderful photo's. I've just worked a link to it into one of my decorating hubs. It's quite an exposed site right on the coast. A plant for a dry stone wall, rather then a mortared wall with small gaps. A dry stone wall is the ideal site for drought-resistant plants. This plant provides great drifts of white flowers that cascade over walls for a lovely effect. Easy to grow. I don't remember seeing the others, but I'll keep an eye out for them now. Toomuchmint thank you for voting. It has the advantage of a long flowering season from April to November and is very hardy but doesn't become a nuisance. Free-flowering plants form large mats of blossoms that practically smother the plants from spring to early summer. Leaves are evergreen. This allows the beauty of the stone to be enhanced, rather than obscured. Self-heal is a good choice for growing in a wall if you want a later-flowering plant. The wall has an overall moderating effect on the climate, providing a perfect place for alpine plants, succulents, and herbs. I prefer the ordinary one as the green leaves and yellow flowers together look nice and fresh growing on a wall. They have quite thick stems and strong roots, so avoid using them in a wall whose purpose is structural. G. verna (alpine gentian) flowers later in the season. Here’s a selection of the best climbing plants. Been looking for pics of others that have tried this but cant see any? I was looking for other plants and this site has given me some wonderful ideas for my other very bare stone walls that need beautifying.Pictures very needed and appreciated. Use for edging or rock walls. Woody Mediterranean herbs are a good choice, like lavender and rosemary. Other climbing plants could also be used this way. I think it would be really interesting to build a birdbath or sculpture out of stone and plant flowers in the crevices. Letitia, thank you so much for the link and for commenting. Their shallow, … Great useful article. Thank you for reading and your comments. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on February 17, 2013: Gail, thank you for the link and vote of confidence! Blooms in late... 2. The detailed descriptions and vibrant pictures were helpful in aiding my many beautiful possibilities! Because it's not practical to change the display of plants in your wall from season to season, it is good to choose plants with long flowering seasons, attractive foliage or which are evergreen so that you get a pleasing display for longer. Height is 15 to 23 centimetres. Learned a few new plants I'm going to have to add to my yard/garden. I love this hub, it gives me a lot of great ideas now, very inspiring! Plant in full sun. Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile) provides a thick, glorious mat of bright-yellow flowers. TheCraftyPens from London, UK on July 08, 2012: Wow Wow Wow!!! Plants growing on a wall are effectively living on a cliff face. I had no idea that even Foxglove can grow in walls, pretty amazing. If you are going to try growing foxgloves in a wall a west or east facing aspect is best as is planting them lower down the wall where they will be less affected by the wind. Height ranges from eight to 15 centimetres. Aubrietas are ideal creeping over a low wall, or growing in its crevices, but many are rather pale and thin in their colouring. If the space is shallow, try alpine plants – they are naturally found in rocky spots and will grow well in poor or shallow … Nieva Airra Sulit from Philippines on June 08, 2019: Great and helpful article esp. This plant spreads quickly and needs to be contained. Voted up and interesting. Propagate by seed, cuttings or layering. 9. Creeping Jenny: Lisimachia nummularia. They are used mainly in the North of england and hardly ever in the south. I love the white flowers and the lavender colored one at the top. Thank you. 6. Wall Attitude - Which way does the wall face? Prefers a well-drained, alkaline soil. Voted up and useful (and linked). Dwarf genista (broom) is excellent for cascading over a stone wall – the pendulous branches of this low-growing shrub become covered with a mass of deep yellow flowers. Can be somewhat fickle to grow. LensMan999 from Trans-Neptunian region on June 19, 2013: Good ideas on growing plants on walls. I loved your hub a lot. Voted up and up! It's not at all thuggish though, so no need to feel hesitant about using it in your wall. Birch tree saplings growing in a wall - probably not what you want! I guess others were planted there for the effect? Campanula growing in a factory wall makes a stunning display. 5. Use for draping over rock walls, in borders, or as ground cover. Arabis (rock cress) is very easy to grow. Dracaenas are popular plants for the home and a majority of them grow upright with strap-like leaves. Try the ground-covering shrub, rose daphne (D. cneorum). Voted up and awesome. Severe pruning may prevent the next season’s blooms. Thanks for the post! I usually collect the seeds from foxgloves and sprinkle them in the spring , however I didn't realize they grow well in walls. North-facing walls may be more suitable for ferns such as the magnificently named maidenhair spleenwort. You’ll have to put in a support to allow these to climb. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on July 21, 2012: Hello eugbug, I bet your aubretia looks lovely - so far it seems to find my garden a bit too damp. Invasive plants that will be easy to establish and grow enthusiastically all over the fence will need cutting back every year. Grows 1.8 to three metres tall. Popular plants are: clematis, roses, wisteria and … You may need to establish it by buying an adult plant and leaving the soil undisturbed around it allow it to produce spores which will grow into tiny plants that you get then transfer into planting gaps in your wall. Crows and pigeons are good examples. Blooms in late spring and early summer. or is there a better time of year to start ? This particular wall is actually a retaining wall for the field, so rather than being open backed, it is backed by soil and as a result retains a lot of moisture, making it suitable for the foxgloves. In the garden I think of them as ground covers, while the container world calls them spillers. I love the sight of a wall covered in flowers, especially if they are actually growing out of the wall as opposed to being a climber growing against a wall or part of a "living wall" setup such as the woolly pocket system. Copyright © Canada Wide Media Limited. Grows 15 to 30 centimetres in height. I live in north west England. Silver Falls has long trailing stems with tiny leaves of the most iridescent silver. Plants are low-growing, and form a thick mat. Low-growing with semi-evergreen foliage that bears single blossoms in pink, red and pure white. Thanks a lot for putting your hard work on here, Joyce. Forms a large mat of flowers in loose clusters, and may be too invasive for a small area. Take cuttings in spring. Because the planting spaces in a wall tend to be small, it doesn't work trying to push well-established plants into them. This plant is a soft yellow, which makes it perfect as a plant that blooms in the spring. They grow well across a range of temperatures but they tend not to … It does best in partial and full sun, and require moderate watering. Instead, start with seeds or very small plants which can then send out roots to establish themselves firmly. If you want inspiration, a walk around your neighbourhood should provide some with a combination of self-sown wild plants and intentionally sown garden plants growing on walls in your vicinity. A dry stone wall gives you the most options for planting; these naturally have a host of gaps between stones, which can make great planting pockets and their open construction allows for thicker stemmed plants such as valerian or foxglove. I hope you have success if you do decide to plant some seedlings in your walls. Cerastium tomentosum (snow-in-summer or snow-on-the-mountain) is a great plant for spilling from crevices in walls. You can get a yellow leaved variety "Aurea" which is less vigorous. Gail Meyers from Johnson County, Kansas on February 07, 2013: I love this! Hardy. Will cover a large area. Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on July 28, 2012: This is fascinating! You might be better off compromising with something somewhat slower to establish and easier to maintain. Its a moist area with little sun. They need little attention, give a reliable, colourful display and bring a sparkle to the nooks and crannies of an otherwise bare site. The downside is a fairly short flowering season of June-July. G. septemfida is somewhat easier to grow, and has purple-blue flowers that bloom mid to late summer. Plant 20 to 30 centimetres apart, in full or part sun. Eugene Brennan from Ireland on July 21, 2012: This is very interesting Nettlemere. I have a brick home with ivy growing on it and that's the extent of my green thumb! A combination of plants spilling over edges or tumbling from crevices will break the monotony of stone by creating a palette of colours that changes with the seasons. It is also east-facing with a hedge opposite, so rarely gets full strength sunshine. , the intense blue g. sino-ornata blooms in early to mid autumn take cuttings in plants that grow over walls or late spring over. 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