plants that grow over walls

Grows 15 to 30 centimetres in height. You are quite lucky to spot many of those plants growing out in walls. In desert climates Korean Boxwood is a better choice. marion langley from The Study on July 02, 2013: Thank-you for going through specific species and wall combinations! Not that it’s relevant to the Arizona desert, but the plant can live in temps as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Some climbing plants are known for being aggressive towards other plants, so always check the nature of the climber. 2. Wall Attitude - Which way does the wall face? Whilst it doesn't have the longest flowering season, it does produce abundant flowers which are a very cheering sight. 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. The stonework in this country uses mortar. You might be better off compromising with something somewhat slower to establish and easier to maintain. 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. If the space is shallow, try alpine plants – they are naturally found in rocky spots and will grow well in poor or shallow … They will flower from May to September. Evergreens like ivy and creeping Jenny will trail down the wall too. 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. After the plant has finished blooming, trim back to keep the plant compact. Would love to see more photos. As a fern, maidenhair spleenwort spreads by means of spores rather than seeds. They're beautiful plants, and they make their environment look charming and old-fashioned. I thought the stonecrop looked especially lovely flowering out of the mossy wall, which is an effect that can be replicated at home on a wall which is damp or partially shaded. Will cover a large area. Take cuttings in spring. If you wonder how they got in there, the answer is seed dispersal agents (wind, animals, birds etc). 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. Another sun-worshipper. Daphne blagayana is a beautiful evergreen species with shiny, dark-green foliage. This one is a shrubby perennial plant, which sends out long stems covered in small felty leaves,... Bacopa. 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. G. septemfida is somewhat easier to grow, and has purple-blue flowers that bloom mid to late summer. It is part of the figwort family which includes snapdragons (Antirrhinum). We’ve divided the list into climbers for walls, borders and vigorous examples. Very interesting indeed! Very fine flowers in white, pale pink or lilac that grow to a height of 15 to 20 centimetres. Arabis caucasica is a perennial which grows to 9 inches high and spreads to about 24 inches. They also like a semi-shaded spot and quite a lot of water. They grow well across a range of temperatures but they tend not to … I live in north west England. 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. Eugene Brennan from Ireland on July 21, 2012: This is very interesting Nettlemere. Keep a philodendron full and bushy by pinching back the growing tips, or allow the tips to grow out and trail over the sides of the pot. The leaves are often bicolored, variegated with whites, creams, yellows and reds. I am not a very good gardener buy have moved a lot of fruit trees and bushes into an area I call 'my Coppice' and have planted wild strawberries in the lime mortar stone wall. Plants with single stems, such as foxgloves, are best avoided in windy positions because these snap off more easily. A dry stone wall is the ideal site for drought-resistant plants. The fairy foxglove is also known as summer starwort. 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. Thanks for the post! Blooms in late... 2. Thanks. 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 … Voted up and up! I think it would be really interesting to build a birdbath or sculpture out of stone and plant flowers in the crevices. Instead, start with seeds or very small plants which can then send out roots to establish themselves firmly. They need little attention, give a reliable, colourful display and bring a sparkle to the nooks and crannies of an otherwise bare site. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders. Allowed to grow freely, some varieties can reach 20 feet tall. Ensure it a sunny position. 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. 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. Choose a few of these perennial beauties to dress your rock wall, and add a vertical dimension to your gardening. Riviera Rose - I bet you get a lot of lovely plants that I'm not familiar with in walls in the south of France. It is a perennial which trails gracefully. Voted up and awesome. 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. Try the ground-covering shrub, rose daphne (D. cneorum). Thrives in full sun or partial shade. Will plants that grow in/on walls grow on my cellar wall under the grill? 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. Learned a few new plants I'm going to have to add to my yard/garden. It ’ s... Helichrysum petiolare. BCLiving keeps you in the know on everything West Coast, highlighting local trends, eats, entertainment and travel ideas. Campanula growing in a factory wall makes a stunning display. 3. Following are 10 of my favourite plants for dressing up a rock or stone wall. This is definitely something I'm looking into. It flowers from April to August. With a max growth of 10’ height x 6’ wide, it made our list of the best climbing plants to use in Arizona backyards. Thank you for reading and voting Dirt Farmer - I think the hard labour of wall building could just be worth it! Plants which tolerate dry, and often poor, conditions are ideal for growing in walls. You might find that a palette knife helps you slide them in. :). 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. The birch tree sapling -- I think that's the one which surprised me aside from the foxglove. Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on July 28, 2012: This is fascinating! Foxgloves are a good choice if you want to attract bumblebees to your garden. 10. They have quite thick stems and strong roots, so avoid using them in a wall whose purpose is structural. Varieties such as "Concha" and "Skylark" lend themselves readily to growing in a small area, or can be trained on a framework. Verbena (Verbena peruviana) Dianthus deltoides makes an excellent crevice plant. Here’s a selection of the best climbing plants. The leaves are evergreen. Popular plants are: clematis, roses, wisteria and … flowers are pink or yellow. or is there a better time of year to start ? Flowers freely June through September. Ivy … Visually the leaves are slightly reminiscent of ivy, but it is no relative of that plant. 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. As some of the pictures below show, nature often is the best gardener when it comes to colonising a wall with plants. It does best in partial and full sun, and require moderate watering. Plants That Grow on Walls. A number of different sedums, as well as Sedum acre, are known as stonecrop. A south-facing wall would suit sun-lovers such as thrift. Dracaenas are popular plants for the home and a majority of them grow upright with strap-like leaves. Better Yourself from North Carolina on June 16, 2013: Nice hub, enjoyed reading and great pics! Flowers in spring and early summer with clusters of pure white flowers. Take cuttings in summer. I hope you have success if you do decide to plant some seedlings in your walls. Divide plants in early spring to take cuttings in mid or late spring. Free-flowering plants form large mats of blossoms that practically smother the plants from spring to early summer. Is this quite common in your area? Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on February 17, 2013: Gail, thank you for the link and vote of confidence! Blooms spring to early summer. Thank you so very much. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on July 10, 2012: Hi Joyce, One plant which might work in Nevada walls is the Hottentot fig Carpobrotus edulis - it's native to South Africa and I've seen it growing over rocks by the shore in Jersey UK so it's tough enough to survive wind and sun. Birch tree saplings growing in a wall - probably not what you want! Aubrieta ‘Doctor Mules’. 21 of 24. Copyright © Canada Wide Media Limited. Few flowers can match the brilliant blue of the gentians. You'll be surprised to hear that the birch trees are still three growing in the wall of the factory. Love the photos, and always wondered how plants grew into walls...very nice writeup! I guess others were planted there for the effect? 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. Leaves are evergreen. It's not at all thuggish though, so no need to feel hesitant about using it in your wall. Can be somewhat fickle to grow. 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. The plant will cascade over rocks and low stone walls in a rock garden to soften the setting. 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. The downside is a fairly short flowering season of June-July. Just found this site and it's exactly what I've been looking for. Antigonon leptopus, known as Mexican creeper or coral vine, is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture... Fruiting Vines. 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. However the leaves are quite attractive on their own ranging from greys and creams to green with a red tinge. It carries smaller flowers or trumpets 2.5 centimetres long, variable in colour from bright to pale sky blue, and sometimes white. I usually collect the seeds from foxgloves and sprinkle them in the spring , however I didn't realize they grow well in walls. Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile) provides a thick, glorious mat of bright-yellow flowers. Has a somewhat sprawling habit and may become quite invasive. Thank you for visiting! To me the best displays of plants that grow on walls look as though they occurred naturally without any human intervention. Plant in sun or part shade. Easy to grow and tolerant of most soil conditions. 'Leichtlinii' forms a low cushion of leaves that is, throughout the summer months, smothered by wonderful … This training style is decorative and makes good use of space, beautifying an otherwise blank wall. It's quite an exposed site right on the coast. It has trailing stems and short stemmed flowers which don't get badly affected by the wind. Cerastium tomentosum (snow-in-summer or snow-on-the-mountain) is a great plant for spilling from crevices in walls. 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. Thankyou very much. 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. Jill Spencer from United States on July 09, 2012: Really gorgeous. Letitia, thank you so much for the link and for commenting. A very popular plant for walls and rockeries, colours range from pale lavender to pink to violet-blue. Use for edging or rock walls. Many people think of boxwood as a deep green plant, but there are also beautiful white variegated and gold varieties. This allows the beauty of the stone to be enhanced, rather than obscured. Creeping Jenny doesn't so much creep as run. Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile) provides a thick, glorious mat of bright-yellow flowers. 9. Thank you. Easily propagated from cuttings, or grown from seed. What time of year can I start planting the seeds into the wall? Provide a well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. 8. 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. In warmer regions this plant can be short-lived, so replant every year or two. Easy to grow and dependable, it provides a stunning visual effect. Gail Meyers from Johnson County, Kansas on February 07, 2013: I love this! The detailed descriptions and vibrant pictures were helpful in aiding my visualization...so many beautiful possibilities! Do allow some of the beauty of the rock face to show through by keeping a portion of the surface area free of plants. It is easy to grow; the plant is resistant to drought conditions, and it can thrive in soil that holds very little nutrients. Great useful article. 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. Toomuchmint thank you for voting. Thank you for reading and your comments. 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. 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. Trailing plants can be a real bonus for the gardener. The wall has an overall moderating effect on the climate, providing a perfect place for alpine plants, succulents, and herbs. Nothing does a better job of edging a path, tumbling over the edges of containers or rolling over rock walls and rock gardens. 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. 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. An espalier is a plant trained to grow on a flat, vertical surface. 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! Looks great planted with Aubrieta as both flower at similar times and make an excellent showing together. Low-growing with semi-evergreen foliage that bears single blossoms in pink, red and pure white. Plants will cloak a large area with pink or white flowers. I hope you have lots of success if you have a go at planting up a wall. Blooms in late spring and early summer. I prefer the ordinary one as the green leaves and yellow flowers together look nice and fresh growing on a wall. True climbers take up little ground space, and are excellent choices for smaller gardens, whereas wall shrubs require more ground space. 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. 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. When mature will provide great cascades of colour. Sumona Ireen from New York, US on September 17, 2014: Good hub. Something also to consider is dealing with the cuttings of an enthusiastically growing plant. Both of these produce runners which help them spread along the wall and establish a good show quite quickly. I always worried that walls would receive bad effects(like destruction), if anything were growing there. Nature is also the place to look to for inspiration when choosing plants to grow on a wall. I think your birdbath or sculpture idea is really good - if you have a go you should definitely make a hub about it. I love this hub, it gives me a lot of great ideas now, very inspiring! 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. These plants can also be grown successfully from seed. Trailing edibles are ideal for walls – go for plants like squashes, and tomatoes, which can be grown down in the vertical space. Arabis (rock cress) is very easy to grow. 10 Top Perennials for Garden Walls 1. After flowering, cut all the old flowerheads and any straggly shoots. Pages-By-Patty from Midwest on July 08, 2012: I, too, enjoyed the photos and your vast knowledge of plants and flowers. These are all so pretty - and some are just plain growing on their own. Voted up and useful (and linked). Thanks a lot for putting your hard work on here, Joyce. I want to start growing some plants in my wall from seedlings, can I do this now (June) ? Tolerant of most soils. Grows 1.8 to three metres tall. I love the white flowers and the lavender colored one at the top. LensMan999 from Trans-Neptunian region on June 19, 2013: Good ideas on growing plants on walls. Use for draping over rock walls, in borders, or as ground cover. Woody Mediterranean herbs are a good choice, like lavender and rosemary. Hardy. Plant in well-drained, alkaline soil. It is a naturally low growing plant whose leaves will flatten themselves against a wall rendering it virtually immune to wind damage. Plant 20 to 30 centimetres apart, in full or part sun. They are all suitable for growing in walls being a hardy, drought tolerant succulent. Blooms in late spring and early summer. ‘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. Plants growing on a wall are effectively living on a cliff face. Continue to 21 of 24 below. There is a mass of beautiful plants which will thrive in a dry stone wall. Plants growing on cliff faces and in rocky crevices will usually be at home growing out of gaps in a domestic wall. 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. 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. It readily grows in nutrient-poor soil as long as it has good drainage. 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. Native to Southern Europe, Ivy leaved toadflax has naturalised in the UK and easily colonises walls. It will grow quite happily in limestone walls or where there has been a limestone mortar used. Once it has a firm root-hold, nothing will stop it. You’ll have to put in a support to allow these to climb. G. acaulis prefers an acidic, moisture-retentive soil. Provide well-drained soil in full sun. Crows and pigeons are good examples. Creeping Jenny: Lisimachia nummularia. 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. Climbing plants and wall shrubs cover walls, fences, unsightly features, arches, obelisks and pergolas. I have a brick home with ivy growing on it and that's the extent of my green thumb! Easy to grow. I don't remember seeing the others, but I'll keep an eye out for them now. They are used mainly in the North of england and hardly ever in the south. The flowers you've shown are so pretty. Height ranges from eight to 15 centimetres. Gentiana acaulis (trumpet gentian) bears graceful, arching stems with intense-blue trumpet-like flowers, over five centimetres long. Propagate by seed, cuttings or layering. Height is 15 to 23 centimetres. 4. There are red, white and pink varieties of red valerian. North-facing walls may be more suitable for ferns such as the magnificently named maidenhair spleenwort. 5. Provide full sun or partial shade. 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. Are dry stone walls something you get in America? Plants can be divided in spring or autumn. 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. 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. TheCraftyPens from London, UK on July 08, 2012: Wow Wow Wow!!! 6. Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on July 11, 2012: Such beautiful plants and flowers. I had no idea that even Foxglove can grow in walls, pretty amazing. Red valerian has naturalised in the UK, but is none the less popular as an easy garden plant for a dry situation. Fairy Foxglove: Erinus alpinus. I loved your hub a lot. It is also east-facing with a hedge opposite, so rarely gets full strength sunshine. It will be interesting to find out what will grow on walls in Nevada - do report back! This is a somewhat cantankerous plant that requires well-drained soil that doesn’t dry out and prefers to have cool roots. Severe pruning may prevent the next season’s blooms. Now I will definitely try growing some of those plants that you included in the hub. This plant spreads quickly and needs to be contained. Although it is only a short-lived perennial it seeds freely and will keep the wall covered without further intervention from you once it has established. From the editors of BCLiving, a seasonal subscription box of beauty products & decor treasures. USDA Growing Zones: 4 to 8 All three are flowering at the moment. There are pink, white and crimson varieties which all love growing in walls. 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. Here, our arid central Arizona conditions make it unsuitable for such pretty plantings ... but you've given me some ideas. Cloudy Cool, thank you for reading I'm glad you enjoyed it. 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. 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. Invasive plants that will be easy to establish and grow enthusiastically all over the fence will need cutting back every year. Because the planting spaces in a wall tend to be small, it doesn't work trying to push well-established plants into them. Invasive and need control by removal but enjoyed by birds. Silver Falls has long trailing stems with tiny leaves of the most iridescent silver. 1. 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. You can get a yellow leaved variety "Aurea" which is less vigorous. Their shallow, … FullOfLoveSites from United States on March 18, 2013: Interesting and lovely! The plant will drop from the wall at some point because the roots need more time to grow into the wall. This plant provides great drifts of white flowers that cascade over walls for a lovely effect. Plant in sun or partial shade. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on July 17, 2012: Interesting to know that dry stone walls are part of the heritage in parts of the US Aviannovice. Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on July 08, 2012: Great hub and I love your wonderful photo's. This plant is a soft yellow, which makes it perfect as a plant that blooms in the spring. Iberis sempervirens is a perennial candytuft that is outstanding in a sunny place. G. verna (alpine gentian) flowers later in the season. Some vines, like ivy, are true climbers that use aerial roots to hold on to surfaces. Its a moist area with little sun. It grows wild in France and Germany and flowers from May to September. Blooms spring to early summer. The flowers form globular balls that grow to a height of 15 to 20 centimetres and look great massed on rock outcroppings. Others, like honeysuckle, twine their stems around hand holds. Freelancer Jutta Boras divides her time between writing about flowers and growing them in her garden on the Sechelt peninsula. Thumbs up and voted useful! Prefers a well-drained, alkaline soil. I wonder about whether the roots will start appearing on the inside of the factory! istockphoto.com Best Plants for the Shower May just have to build a wall in order to try it! It flowers from June to as late as November. Vines are among the best plants to cover walls, since they climb naturally. Voted up and interesting. I consider us lucky to just have some lichens on some of those rocks! Capable of draping over retaining walls or creeping along landscapes, flowering vines are used as accent and primary plants in a landscape. It is safest to choose varieties which prefer, or at least tolerate, dry conditions. Marcy J. Miller from Arizona on April 21, 2013: This was such an enjoyable hub! 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. Bell Flower: Campanula. Some good ideas I have a small broken wall and want to try and hide it with plants,thanks. This can be a bit hit or miss! Trim back the shoots after flowering to keep the plant compact. Propagate in autumn, or take cuttings in summer. Trim lightly after flowering. Dracaena (Dracaena sp.) Been looking for pics of others that have tried this but cant see any? Some plants, not all, have the ability to grow on buildings. Plant in full sun. 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. 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. Foxglove. Aubrieta – If there’s a stone wall in your neighbourhood, you’ll probably find one of the beautiful Aubrieta hybrids spilling over the edge. Wall Purpose - If a wall is structural, e.g., part of a house, you probably ought to avoid growing plants in it, because if there is space for plants, there is space for damp to get in, and the structure may be deteriorating. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on March 24, 2013: Hello Fulloflovesites - I'm glad you enjoyed it. 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