Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Zone
Zones 3B, 4-24
Partial SunNo Sun
Partial, Shade
Regular Water
Moderate

Cymbalaria

Scrophulariaceae
Evergreen, Perennials

European natives related to snapdragons (Antirrhinum). Not showy, but these perennials have their uses as small-scale groundcovers in cool, shady places or as decorations for terrariums or hanging baskets. In ground, can be invasive.

Cymbalaria muralis
Cymbalaria muralis

Click to Enlarge

Cymbalaria muralis

Usually grown as an annual. Dainty creeper that may appear uninvited in shadier parts of the garden, sometimes even sprouting in chinks of stone or brick wall. Trailing stems root at joints. Smooth leaves are 1 in. wide or less, with three to seven toothlike lobes. Blooms mainly appear in spring, with small lilac-blue flowers carried singly on stalks a little longer than the leaves.

You Might Also Like...

Buxus microphylla japonica ‘Winter Gem’

‘Winter Gem’ retains its deep green foliage color through the winter.

Trifolium repens

Sometimes mixed with lawngrass or dichondra seed. Prostratestems root freely, send uplush cover of lea...

Begonia, Hardy

B. grandis evansiana grows from a tuber to 2–3 ft. tall and wide, with branching red st...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement