4. Most have yellow or white flowers. Thank you so very much. istockphoto.com Best Plants for the Shower Plants growing on cliff faces and in rocky crevices will usually be at home growing out of gaps in a domestic wall. Invasive and need control by removal but enjoyed by birds. 3. BCLiving keeps you in the know on everything West Coast, highlighting local trends, eats, entertainment and travel ideas. Trailing plants can be a real bonus for the gardener. Thank you for reading and your comments. They have quite thick stems and strong roots, so avoid using them in a wall whose purpose is structural. I want to start growing some plants in my wall from seedlings, can I do this now (June) ? G. verna (alpine gentian) flowers later in the season. Nieva Airra Sulit from Philippines on June 08, 2019: Great and helpful article esp. 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. Never thought about flowers growing out of walls. 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. 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. Use for draping over rock walls, in borders, or as ground cover. 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. Here, our arid central Arizona conditions make it unsuitable for such pretty plantings ... but you've given me some ideas. Thank you for reading and voting Dirt Farmer - I think the hard labour of wall building could just be worth it! Been looking for pics of others that have tried this but cant see any? Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on July 08, 2012: Great hub and I love your wonderful photo's. Yellow corydalis looks very attractive growing in a wall and will flower between May and November. To me the best displays of plants that grow on walls look as though they occurred naturally without any human intervention. 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. Other climbing plants could also be used this way. Propagate by seed, cuttings or layering. Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on July 28, 2012: This is fascinating! The plant will cascade over rocks and low stone walls in a rock garden to soften the setting. 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. You might be better off compromising with something somewhat slower to establish and easier to maintain. Following are 10 of my favourite plants for dressing up a rock or stone wall. Thanks a lot for putting your hard work on here, Joyce. 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. This plant provides great drifts of white flowers that cascade over walls for a lovely effect. Tolerates most soil conditions. Vines are among the best plants to cover walls, since they climb naturally. Thank you. Aubrietas are ideal creeping over a low wall, or growing in its crevices, but many are rather pale and thin in their colouring. Iberis sempervirens is a perennial candytuft that is outstanding in a sunny place. I really don't know about all those.............thanks for sharing. Thumbs up and voted useful! Commonly called Basket of Gold, perennial alyssum makes a wonderful wall or rock garden plant. Thanks for the post! It does well in full sun and prefers poor soil—hence its suitability for growing in walls. If the space is shallow, try alpine plants – they are naturally found in rocky spots and will grow well in poor or shallow … After flowering, cut all the old flowerheads and any straggly shoots. 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 17, 2012: Interesting to know that dry stone walls are part of the heritage in parts of the US Aviannovice. Both of these produce runners which help them spread along the wall and establish a good show quite quickly. This is a somewhat cantankerous plant that requires well-drained soil that doesn’t dry out and prefers to have cool roots. You’ll have to put in a support to allow these to climb. Fairy Foxglove: Erinus alpinus. Aubrieta – If there’s a stone wall in your neighbourhood, you’ll probably find one of the beautiful Aubrieta hybrids spilling over the edge. Dark-green foliage. Toomuchmint thank you for voting. Plants can be divided in spring or autumn. Daphne blagayana is a beautiful evergreen species with shiny, dark-green foliage. This is definitely something I'm looking into. 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. North-facing walls may be more suitable for ferns such as the magnificently named maidenhair spleenwort. Dianthus deltoides makes an excellent crevice plant. 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. What time of year can I start planting the seeds into the wall? Making Plants Grow on Walls. As a fern, maidenhair spleenwort spreads by means of spores rather than seeds. As well as multi-storey planters and … Bell Flower: Campanula. LensMan999 from Trans-Neptunian region on June 19, 2013: Good ideas on growing plants on walls. Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’. Grows 1.8 to three metres tall. All three are flowering at the moment. 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. After the plant has finished blooming, trim back to keep the plant compact. Thankyou very much. USDA Growing Zones: 4 to 8 Trailing edibles are ideal for walls – go for plants like squashes, and tomatoes, which can be grown down in the vertical space. With a max growth of 10’ height x 6’ wide, it made our list of the best climbing plants to use in Arizona backyards. The wall has an overall moderating effect on the climate, providing a perfect place for alpine plants, succulents, and herbs. Blooms in late spring and early summer. 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. I guess they've been replanted on the ground, as it should be. 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. Copyright © Canada Wide Media Limited. Prefers a well-drained, alkaline soil. Very fine flowers in white, pale pink or lilac that grow to a height of 15 to 20 centimetres. The leaves are evergreen. TheCraftyPens from London, UK on July 08, 2012: Wow Wow Wow!!! Eugene Brennan from Ireland on July 21, 2012: This is very interesting Nettlemere. G. septemfida is somewhat easier to grow, and has purple-blue flowers that bloom mid to late summer. Silver Falls has long trailing stems with tiny leaves of the most iridescent silver. This allows the beauty of the stone to be enhanced, rather than obscured. Flowers in spring and early summer with clusters of pure white flowers. Riviera Rose - I bet you get a lot of lovely plants that I'm not familiar with in walls in the south of France. Allowed to grow freely, some varieties can reach 20 feet tall. 6. Blooms spring to early summer. Plant in full sun. Creeping Jenny doesn't so much creep as run. It has the advantage of a long flowering season from April to November and is very hardy but doesn't become a nuisance. Are dry stone walls something you get in America? Love the photos, and always wondered how plants grew into walls...very nice writeup! 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. 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. Continue to 21 of 24 below. A number of different sedums, as well as Sedum acre, are known as stonecrop. 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. 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. Varieties such as "Concha" and "Skylark" lend themselves readily to growing in a small area, or can be trained on a framework. Free-flowering plants form large mats of blossoms that practically smother the plants from spring to early summer. Foxglove. We’ve divided the list into climbers for walls, borders and vigorous examples. They are used mainly in the North of england and hardly ever in the south. Their shallow, … Propagate in autumn, or take cuttings in summer. Provide a well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. It flowers from April to August. It ’ s... Helichrysum petiolare. I had no idea that even Foxglove can grow in walls, pretty amazing. Birch tree saplings growing in a wall - probably not what you want! 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. It blooms profusely with intensely fragrant pink flowers from spring to early summer. A dry stone wall is the ideal site for drought-resistant plants. 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. Invasive plants that will be easy to establish and grow enthusiastically all over the fence will need cutting back every year. Like other Dianthus, has a clove-like fragrance. Climbing vines for hot, dry gardens: In a desert climate, try bougainvillea, yellow butterfly vine, lilac vine, or Queen’s wreath. Great hub! Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile) provides a thick, glorious mat of bright-yellow flowers. 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. Some good ideas I have a small broken wall and want to try and hide it with plants,thanks. Evergreens like ivy and creeping Jenny will trail down the wall too. The fairy foxglove is also known as summer starwort. Crows and pigeons are good examples. 21 of 24. Whilst it doesn't have the longest flowering season, it does produce abundant flowers which are a very cheering sight. This training style is decorative and makes good use of space, beautifying an otherwise blank wall. Can be somewhat fickle to grow. Arabis caucasica is a perennial which grows to 9 inches high and spreads to about 24 inches. I prefer the ordinary one as the green leaves and yellow flowers together look nice and fresh growing on a wall. Though not a flowering plant, maidenhair spleenwort looks attractive growing in walls. 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. 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. 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. However the leaves are quite attractive on their own ranging from greys and creams to green with a red tinge. Aubrieta – If there’s a stone wall in your neighbourhood, you’ll probably find one of the beautiful Aubrieta hybrids... 3. Hardy. Has silvery-grey foliage. Would love to see more photos. I live in north west England. 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 … Nature is also the place to look to for inspiration when choosing plants to grow on a wall. This plant is a soft yellow, which makes it perfect as a plant that blooms in the spring. Something also to consider is dealing with the cuttings of an enthusiastically growing plant. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on March 24, 2013: Hello Fulloflovesites - I'm glad you enjoyed it. 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. True climbers take up little ground space, and are excellent choices for smaller gardens, whereas wall shrubs require more ground space. 1. 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. Thank you for visiting! From the editors of BCLiving, a seasonal subscription box of beauty products & decor treasures. Severe pruning may prevent the next season’s blooms. I guess others were planted there for the effect? 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. Sumona Ireen from New York, US on September 17, 2014: Good hub. G. acaulis prefers an acidic, moisture-retentive soil. 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. Plants That Grow Over a Rock Retaining Wall Flowering Vines. Foxgloves are a good choice if you want to attract bumblebees to your garden. Plant in sun or partial shade. Easy to grow. Will cover a large area. The leaves are often bicolored, variegated with whites, creams, yellows and reds. 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. 8. Flowers freely June through September. 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. Plant in sun or part shade. It originates from the mountains of Europe and though not native to the UK has escaped from gardens and naturalised. I wonder about whether the roots will start appearing on the inside of the factory! Instead, start with seeds or very small plants which can then send out roots to establish themselves firmly. Few flowers can match the brilliant blue of the gentians. 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. The smaller campanulas are very suitable for growing in a wall, such as Campanula cochlear (fairy thimbles) or Campanula poscharskyana. Tolerant of most soils. It flowers from June to as late as November. Divide plants in early spring to take cuttings in mid or late spring. Visually the leaves are slightly reminiscent of ivy, but it is no relative of that plant. The flowers you've shown are so pretty. I hope you have success if you do decide to plant some seedlings in your walls. Capable of draping over retaining walls or creeping along landscapes, flowering vines are used as accent and primary plants in a landscape. They are all suitable for growing in walls being a hardy, drought tolerant succulent. Easy to grow and tolerant of most soil conditions. Aubrieta ‘Doctor Mules’. 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. Plant in well-drained, alkaline soil. Letitia, thank you so much for the link and for commenting. Prefers well-drained soil, but will tolerate most soil conditions. It is a perennial which trails gracefully. It is a naturally low growing plant whose leaves will flatten themselves against a wall rendering it virtually immune to wind damage. 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. Dracaenas are popular plants for the home and a majority of them grow upright with strap-like leaves. 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's not at all thuggish though, so no need to feel hesitant about using it in your wall. They're beautiful plants, and they make their environment look charming and old-fashioned. Provide well-drained soil in full sun. Verbena (Verbena peruviana) In the garden I think of them as ground covers, while the container world calls them spillers. 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. Some vines, like ivy, are true climbers that use aerial roots to hold on to surfaces. Voted up and useful (and linked). Its a moist area with little sun. Plants which tolerate dry, and often poor, conditions are ideal for growing in walls. 10 Top Perennials for Garden Walls 1. Some plants, not all, have the ability to grow on buildings. Campanula growing in a factory wall makes a stunning display. There are pink, white and crimson varieties which all love growing in walls. Use for edging or rock walls. Provide a well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Dracaena (Dracaena sp.) In desert climates Korean Boxwood is a better choice. They need little attention, give a reliable, colourful display and bring a sparkle to the nooks and crannies of an otherwise bare site. Here’s a selection of the best climbing plants. I love the white flowers and the lavender colored one at the top. 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. Great useful article. Plants are low-growing, and form a thick mat. I think your birdbath or sculpture idea is really good - if you have a go you should definitely make a hub about it. flowers are pink or yellow. Voted up and interesting. 7. Native to Southern Europe, Ivy leaved toadflax has naturalised in the UK and easily colonises walls. Self-heal is a good choice for growing in a wall if you want a later-flowering plant. Because the planting spaces in a wall tend to be small, it doesn't work trying to push well-established plants into them. 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. Choose a few of these perennial beauties to dress your rock wall, and add a vertical dimension to your gardening. 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. Learned a few new plants I'm going to have to add to my yard/garden. This can be a bit hit or miss! Climbing plants and wall shrubs cover walls, fences, unsightly features, arches, obelisks and pergolas. Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on July 11, 2012: Such beautiful plants and flowers. I think the foxgloves would only do well in a shaded or damp wall, because they're thirstier than the average wall grower. Will plants that grow in/on walls grow on my cellar wall under the grill? Ensure it a sunny position. Propagate by seed or cuttings taken in spring or fall. I usually collect the seeds from foxgloves and sprinkle them in the spring , however I didn't realize they grow well in walls. 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. It has trailing stems and short stemmed flowers which don't get badly affected by the wind. Trim back the shoots after flowering to keep the plant compact. You might find that a palette knife helps you slide them in. Hope you spot lots more interesting plants growing in walls. 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. These plants can also be grown successfully from seed. Very interesting indeed! Height is 15 to 23 centimetres. Trim lightly after flowering. Arabis (rock cress) is very easy to grow. The birch tree sapling -- I think that's the one which surprised me aside from the foxglove. There are red, white and pink varieties of red valerian. Jill Spencer from United States on July 09, 2012: Really gorgeous. Plants with single stems, such as foxgloves, are best avoided in windy positions because these snap off more easily. As some of the pictures below show, nature often is the best gardener when it comes to colonising a wall with plants. I'll ask at one our nurseries for wall growing plants because of the heat and wind here. The downside is a fairly short flowering season of June-July. You are quite lucky to spot many of those plants growing out in walls. Blooms in late spring and early summer. I have a brick home with ivy growing on it and that's the extent of my green thumb! Plant 20 to 30 centimetres apart, in full or part sun. Another sun-worshipper. When mature will provide great cascades of colour. I consider us lucky to just have some lichens on some of those rocks! Grows 15 to 30 centimetres in height. A south-facing wall would suit sun-lovers such as thrift. A plant for a dry stone wall, rather then a mortared wall with small gaps. Nettlemere (author) from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on February 17, 2013: Gail, thank you for the link and vote of confidence! It is easy to grow; the plant is resistant to drought conditions, and it can thrive in soil that holds very little nutrients. Plants That Grow on Walls. Voted up and awesome. I've just worked a link to it into one of my decorating hubs. Popular plants are: clematis, roses, wisteria and … You can get a yellow leaved variety "Aurea" which is less vigorous. Ivy … 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. 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. It readily grows in nutrient-poor soil as long as it has good drainage. Nothing does a better job of edging a path, tumbling over the edges of containers or rolling over rock walls and rock gardens. It is part of the figwort family which includes snapdragons (Antirrhinum). Easily propagated from cuttings, or grown from seed. Is this quite common in your area? 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. 9. Try the ground-covering shrub, rose daphne (D. cneorum). Not that it’s relevant to the Arizona desert, but the plant can live in temps as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Better Yourself from North Carolina on June 16, 2013: Nice hub, enjoyed reading and great pics! Blooms spring to early summer. 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. 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. It will be interesting to find out what will grow on walls in Nevada - do report back! May just have to build a wall in order to try it! Blooms in late spring and early summer. It is safest to choose varieties which prefer, or at least tolerate, dry conditions. You'll be surprised to hear that the birch trees are still three growing in the wall of the factory. 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. Now I will definitely try growing some of those plants that you included in the hub. The stonework in this country uses mortar. Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile) provides a thick, glorious mat of bright-yellow flowers. I loved your hub a lot. Pages-By-Patty from Midwest on July 08, 2012: I, too, enjoyed the photos and your vast knowledge of plants and flowers. Gentiana acaulis (trumpet gentian) bears graceful, arching stems with intense-blue trumpet-like flowers, over five centimetres long. 5. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders. 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'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. 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