I think your birdbath or sculpture idea is really good - if you have a go you should definitely make a hub about it. Thanks. Commonly called Basket of Gold, perennial alyssum makes a wonderful wall or rock garden plant. Some plants, not all, have the ability to grow on buildings. Here, our arid central Arizona conditions make it unsuitable for such pretty plantings ... but you've given me some ideas. Severe pruning may prevent the next season’s blooms. The leaves are often bicolored, variegated with whites, creams, yellows and reds. Wall Attitude - Which way does the wall face? You’ll have to put in a support to allow these to climb. Instead, start with seeds or very small plants which can then send out roots to establish themselves firmly. I hope you have success if you do decide to plant some seedlings in your walls. Cloudy Cool, thank you for reading I'm glad you enjoyed it. or is there a better time of year to start ? 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 will be interesting to find out what will grow on walls in Nevada - do report back! Voted up and up! Aubrieta – If there’s a stone wall in your neighbourhood, you’ll probably find one of the beautiful Aubrieta hybrids spilling over the edge. Propagate by seed, cuttings or layering. Gail Meyers from Johnson County, Kansas on February 07, 2013: I love this! Been looking for pics of others that have tried this but cant see any? True climbers take up little ground space, and are excellent choices for smaller gardens, whereas wall shrubs require more ground space. The leaves are evergreen. Arabis caucasica is a perennial which grows to 9 inches high and spreads to about 24 inches. Very fine flowers in white, pale pink or lilac that grow to a height of 15 to 20 centimetres. Easy to grow and tolerant of most soil conditions. You might be better off compromising with something somewhat slower to establish and easier to maintain. Plants with single stems, such as foxgloves, are best avoided in windy positions because these snap off more easily. Do allow some of the beauty of the rock face to show through by keeping a portion of the surface area free of plants. Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile) provides a thick, glorious mat of bright-yellow flowers. Some good ideas I have a small broken wall and want to try and hide it with plants,thanks. The smaller campanulas are very suitable for growing in a wall, such as Campanula cochlear (fairy thimbles) or Campanula poscharskyana. It is safest to choose varieties which prefer, or at least tolerate, dry conditions. Will plants that grow in/on walls grow on my cellar wall under the grill? They grow well across a range of temperatures but they tend not to … It blooms profusely with intensely fragrant pink flowers from spring to early summer. It has the advantage of a long flowering season from April to November and is very hardy but doesn't become a nuisance. Has silvery-grey foliage. Trailing plants can be a real bonus for the gardener. 2. What time of year can I start planting the seeds into the wall? Antigonon leptopus, known as Mexican creeper or coral vine, is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture... Fruiting Vines. Thank you for reading and voting Dirt Farmer - I think the hard labour of wall building could just be worth it! Plants growing on a wall are effectively living on a cliff face. 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. Great useful article. Learned a few new plants I'm going to have to add to my yard/garden. 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. Hardy. Pages-By-Patty from Midwest on July 08, 2012: I, too, enjoyed the photos and your vast knowledge of plants and flowers. Freelancer Jutta Boras divides her time between writing about flowers and growing them in her garden on the Sechelt peninsula. I prefer the ordinary one as the green leaves and yellow flowers together look nice and fresh growing on a wall. The fairy foxglove is also known as summer starwort. Verbena (Verbena peruviana) Climbing plants and wall shrubs cover walls, fences, unsightly features, arches, obelisks and pergolas. 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. Something also to consider is dealing with the cuttings of an enthusiastically growing plant. The birch tree sapling -- I think that's the one which surprised me aside from the foxglove. I loved your hub a lot. Capable of draping over retaining walls or creeping along landscapes, flowering vines are used as accent and primary plants in a landscape. 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. 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. I don't remember seeing the others, but I'll keep an eye out for them now. They're beautiful plants, and they make their environment look charming and old-fashioned. Use for draping over rock walls, in borders, or as ground cover. Thank you so very much. Both of these produce runners which help them spread along the wall and establish a good show quite quickly. 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. ‘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. Thanks for the post! Thankyou very much. 7. Invasive plants that will be easy to establish and grow enthusiastically all over the fence will need cutting back every year. It flowers from June to as late as November. It is easy to grow; the plant is resistant to drought conditions, and it can thrive in soil that holds very little nutrients. They have quite thick stems and strong roots, so avoid using them in a wall whose purpose is structural. All Rights Reserved. USDA Growing Zones: 4 to 8 They need little attention, give a reliable, colourful display and bring a sparkle to the nooks and crannies of an otherwise bare site. 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. This allows the beauty of the stone to be enhanced, rather than obscured. 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. As a fern, maidenhair spleenwort spreads by means of spores rather than seeds. I think it would be really interesting to build a birdbath or sculpture out of stone and plant flowers in the crevices. Can be somewhat fickle to grow. 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. 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. Never thought about flowers growing out of walls. The flowers form globular balls that grow to a height of 15 to 20 centimetres and look great massed on rock outcroppings. This one is a shrubby perennial plant, which sends out long stems covered in small felty leaves,... Bacopa. Choose a few of these perennial beauties to dress your rock wall, and add a vertical dimension to your gardening. Thank you for visiting! 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. Plants That Grow on Walls. I'll ask at one our nurseries for wall growing plants because of the heat and wind here. 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. It has trailing stems and short stemmed flowers which don't get badly affected by the wind. Easy to grow and dependable, it provides a stunning visual effect. North-facing walls may be more suitable for ferns such as the magnificently named maidenhair spleenwort. After flowering, cut all the old flowerheads and any straggly shoots. Easily propagated from cuttings, or grown from seed. With a max growth of 10’ height x 6’ wide, it made our list of the best climbing plants to use in Arizona backyards. I love this hub, it gives me a lot of great ideas now, very inspiring! 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. I had no idea that even Foxglove can grow in walls, pretty amazing. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders. This training style is decorative and makes good use of space, beautifying an otherwise blank wall. Some vines, like ivy, are true climbers that use aerial roots to hold on to surfaces. Would love to see more photos. It is a perennial which trails gracefully. Forms a large mat of flowers in loose clusters, and may be too invasive for a small area. Cerastium tomentosum (snow-in-summer or snow-on-the-mountain) is a great plant for spilling from crevices in walls. They will flower from May to September. Copyright © Canada Wide Media Limited. 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! When mature will provide great cascades of colour. Use for edging or rock walls. It carries smaller flowers or trumpets 2.5 centimetres long, variable in colour from bright to pale sky blue, and sometimes white. 5. As some of the pictures below show, nature often is the best gardener when it comes to colonising a wall with plants. Easy to grow. Tolerant of most soils. 6. Jill Spencer from United States on July 09, 2012: Really gorgeous. There are pink, white and crimson varieties which all love growing in walls. Whilst it doesn't have the longest flowering season, it does produce abundant flowers which are a very cheering sight. 9. Provide a well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Fairy Foxglove: Erinus alpinus. Provide well-drained soil in full sun. There are red, white and pink varieties of red valerian. 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. Height ranges from eight to 15 centimetres. Though not a flowering plant, maidenhair spleenwort looks attractive growing in walls. Creeping Jenny doesn't so much creep as run. Eugene Brennan from Ireland on July 21, 2012: This is very interesting Nettlemere. 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. A dry stone wall is the ideal site for drought-resistant plants. Plants can be divided in spring or autumn. If you wonder how they got in there, the answer is seed dispersal agents (wind, animals, birds etc). Allowed to grow freely, some varieties can reach 20 feet tall. 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. :). Foxgloves are a good choice if you want to attract bumblebees to your garden. An espalier is a plant trained to grow on a flat, vertical surface. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. From the editors of BCLiving, a seasonal subscription box of beauty products & decor treasures. It is part of the figwort family which includes snapdragons (Antirrhinum). 8. It originates from the mountains of Europe and though not native to the UK has escaped from gardens and naturalised. Free-flowering plants form large mats of blossoms that practically smother the plants from spring to early summer. Aubrieta ‘Doctor Mules’. They are all suitable for growing in walls being a hardy, drought tolerant succulent. Plants growing on cliff faces and in rocky crevices will usually be at home growing out of gaps in a domestic wall. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on February 17, 2013: Gail, thank you for the link and vote of confidence! It will grow quite happily in limestone walls or where there has been a limestone mortar used. flowers are pink or yellow. After the plant has finished blooming, trim back to keep the plant compact. Plant 20 to 30 centimetres apart, in full or part sun. Letitia, thank you so much for the link and for commenting. In the garden I think of them as ground covers, while the container world calls them spillers. Few flowers can match the brilliant blue of the gentians. Dracaenas are popular plants for the home and a majority of them grow upright with strap-like leaves. Thumbs up and voted useful! Making Plants Grow on Walls. It is also east-facing with a hedge opposite, so rarely gets full strength sunshine. Popular plants are: clematis, roses, wisteria and … Plant in sun or part shade. Blooms in late... 2. Looks great planted with Aubrieta as both flower at similar times and make an excellent showing together. 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. A south-facing wall would suit sun-lovers such as thrift. 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 … You are quite lucky to spot many of those plants growing out in walls. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on March 24, 2013: Hello Fulloflovesites - I'm glad you enjoyed it. This plant spreads quickly and needs to be contained. Iberis sempervirens is a perennial candytuft that is outstanding in a sunny place. 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. Varieties such as "Concha" and "Skylark" lend themselves readily to growing in a small area, or can be trained on a framework. 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. Blooms spring to early summer. It ’ s... Helichrysum petiolare. Vines are among the best plants to cover walls, since they climb naturally. Height is 15 to 23 centimetres. Thank you for reading and your comments. You can get a yellow leaved variety "Aurea" which is less vigorous. I live in north west England. 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. These are all so pretty - and some are just plain growing on their own. This is a somewhat cantankerous plant that requires well-drained soil that doesn’t dry out and prefers to have cool roots. Is this quite common in your area? Take cuttings in spring. 'Leichtlinii' forms a low cushion of leaves that is, throughout the summer months, smothered by wonderful … With tiny five-petal flowers in yellow, peach, or white, this vine will grow into a jumble and find its way through, over, and under the other plants in your container, quickly filling any empty spaces. Blooms in late spring and early summer. 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. Visually the leaves are slightly reminiscent of ivy, but it is no relative of that plant. Take cuttings in summer. To me the best displays of plants that grow on walls look as though they occurred naturally without any human intervention. I really don't know about all those.............thanks for sharing. 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. The wall has an overall moderating effect on the climate, providing a perfect place for alpine plants, succulents, and herbs. Thrives in full sun or partial shade. Now I will definitely try growing some of those plants that you included in the hub. As well as multi-storey planters and … Propagate in autumn, or take cuttings in summer. Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile) provides a thick, glorious mat of bright-yellow flowers. Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on July 08, 2012: Great hub and I love your wonderful photo's. It is native of the UK and can be found growing amongst the limestone of Lancashire and Yorkshire. Trim back the shoots after flowering to keep the plant compact. marion langley from The Study on July 02, 2013: Thank-you for going through specific species and wall combinations! Low-growing with semi-evergreen foliage that bears single blossoms in pink, red and pure white. The detailed descriptions and vibrant pictures were helpful in aiding my visualization...so many beautiful possibilities! 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. I consider us lucky to just have some lichens on some of those rocks! 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. Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on July 28, 2012: This is fascinating! 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. Plant in full sun. Others, like honeysuckle, twine their stems around hand holds. 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. Ivy … Propagate by seed or cuttings taken in spring or fall. G. acaulis prefers an acidic, moisture-retentive soil. Invasive and need control by removal but enjoyed by birds. Nothing does a better job of edging a path, tumbling over the edges of containers or rolling over rock walls and rock gardens. I love the white flowers and the lavender colored one at the top. 4. Plants That Grow Over a Rock Retaining Wall Flowering Vines. 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. It does well in full sun and prefers poor soil—hence its suitability for growing in walls. Bell Flower: Campanula. Native to Southern Europe, Ivy leaved toadflax has naturalised in the UK and easily colonises walls. Divide plants in early spring to take cuttings in mid or late spring. 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. 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. Not that it’s relevant to the Arizona desert, but the plant can live in temps as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. The stonework in this country uses mortar. 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. All three are flowering at the moment. 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. Foxglove. Dracaena (Dracaena sp.) Better Yourself from North Carolina on June 16, 2013: Nice hub, enjoyed reading and great pics! Here’s a selection of the best climbing plants. Aubrietas are ideal creeping over a low wall, or growing in its crevices, but many are rather pale and thin in their colouring. Voted up and interesting. 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. Plants will cloak a large area with pink or white flowers. Other climbing plants could also be used this way. I think the foxgloves would only do well in a shaded or damp wall, because they're thirstier than the average wall grower. 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. Leaves are evergreen. 21 of 24. Try the ground-covering shrub, rose daphne (D. cneorum). A plant for a dry stone wall, rather then a mortared wall with small gaps. Toomuchmint thank you for voting. I want to start growing some plants in my wall from seedlings, can I do this now (June) ? Trim lightly after flowering. Yellow corydalis looks very attractive growing in a wall and will flower between May and November. Creeping Jenny: Lisimachia nummularia. Continue to 21 of 24 below. It readily grows in nutrient-poor soil as long as it has good drainage. Once it has a firm root-hold, nothing will stop it. Blooms in late spring and early summer. 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. The plant will cascade over rocks and low stone walls in a rock garden to soften the setting. 1. Great hub! Dark-green foliage. A very popular plant for walls and rockeries, colours range from pale lavender to pink to violet-blue. Just found this site and it's exactly what I've been looking for. 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. Many people think of boxwood as a deep green plant, but there are also beautiful white variegated and gold varieties. G. verna (alpine gentian) flowers later in the season. However the leaves are quite attractive on their own ranging from greys and creams to green with a red tinge. This plant provides great drifts of white flowers that cascade over walls for a lovely effect. 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. In warmer regions this plant can be short-lived, so replant every year or two. Very interesting indeed! 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. Trailing edibles are ideal for walls – go for plants like squashes, and tomatoes, which can be grown down in the vertical space. Sumona Ireen from New York, US on September 17, 2014: Good hub. A number of different sedums, as well as Sedum acre, are known as stonecrop. Birch tree saplings growing in a wall - probably not what you want! Crows and pigeons are good examples. It flowers from April to August. Blooms spring to early summer. Plant in well-drained, alkaline soil. 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. Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on July 11, 2012: Such beautiful plants and flowers. Most have yellow or white flowers. Provide full sun or partial shade. Its a moist area with little sun. Daphne blagayana is a beautiful evergreen species with shiny, dark-green foliage. 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. Provide a well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. Plant in sun or partial shade. Another sun-worshipper. Plants which tolerate dry, and often poor, conditions are ideal for growing in walls. 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. It does best in partial and full sun, and require moderate watering. These plants can also be grown successfully from seed. Grows 1.8 to three metres tall. Aubrieta – If there’s a stone wall in your neighbourhood, you’ll probably find one of the beautiful Aubrieta hybrids... 3. Silver Falls has long trailing stems with tiny leaves of the most iridescent silver. 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. Since it prefers poor soil without much competition from other plants, it hasn't become problem. In desert climates Korean Boxwood is a better choice. Dianthus deltoides makes an excellent crevice plant. It grows wild in France and Germany and flowers from May to September. Their shallow, … Campanula growing in a factory wall makes a stunning display. It's not at all thuggish though, so no need to feel hesitant about using it in your wall. I always worried that walls would receive bad effects(like destruction), if anything were growing there. Voted up and useful (and linked). It's quite an exposed site right on the coast. There is a mass of beautiful plants which will thrive in a dry stone wall. Arabis (rock cress) is very easy to grow. Tolerates most soil conditions. Love the photos, and always wondered how plants grew into walls...very nice writeup! Has a somewhat sprawling habit and may become quite invasive. You'll be surprised to hear that the birch trees are still three growing in the wall of the factory. Are dry stone walls something you get in America? Prefers a well-drained, alkaline soil. 10. Marcy J. Miller from Arizona on April 21, 2013: This was such an enjoyable hub! Voted up and awesome. I hope you have lots of success if you have a go at planting up a wall. 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. Gentiana acaulis (trumpet gentian) bears graceful, arching stems with intense-blue trumpet-like flowers, over five centimetres long. 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. FullOfLoveSites from United States on March 18, 2013: Interesting and lovely! Thank you. 3. Nieva Airra Sulit from Philippines on June 08, 2019: Great and helpful article esp. Flowers in spring and early summer with clusters of pure white flowers. Because the planting spaces in a wall tend to be small, it doesn't work trying to push well-established plants into them. I've just worked a link to it into one of my decorating hubs. 10 Top Perennials for Garden Walls 1. 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