Mother of thousands
Wall cymbalaria is a plant that used to be called Linaria, and it is also called cymbal flax. In general, it is a low climbing plant that is completely undemanding to care for. Having settled in any area, this culture begins to creep until it forms a very dense carpet, which will consist of small leaves. In addition, this plant blooms very beautifully with light blue inflorescences.
Cymbalaria: description of the plant
Cymbalaria flower: plant photo
The Cymbalaria plant has a long flowering period, almost all summer and even before the first frost. The homeland of this plant is considered the Mediterranean, but, as it turned out, cymbalaria is found in other territories, and is distributed almost throughout the world. The favorite growing places of the plant are stones and rocks. This culture does not tolerate frosty winters, therefore it is more often grown as an annual.
Cymbalaria spreads very interestingly, since initially its shoots grow in search of a large amount of light. But after the flowers have been pollinated, they begin to avoid bright light, so the plants begin to head to places protected from light. Consequently, pollinated flowers form seeds, which they shed precisely in dark gorges, in cracks, where cymbalaria will feel best.
Cymbalaria: planting and care
Wall cymbalaria flower: plant photo
As mentioned above, the Cymbalaria plant is undemanding and grows well in the shade, or you can also choose partial shade. Any soil is suitable here. The plant will grow even on poor, nutrient-deprived soils. Cymbalaria needs to be watered consistently, but do not over-water it. It is necessary to water the plant only when the leaves begin to wilt a little and wither from a lack of moisture.
This culture grows very quickly, since the shoots are easily rooted and quickly adapt, and thus the cymbalaria creeps. Therefore, having planted this culture on your site, you can be sure that it will quickly cover the area with a carpet, and can also rise vertically, decorating the walls of various structures, as well as large trees, covering roots and stumps.
If the Cymbalaria flower froze during a harsh winter, then it will quickly recover, since it has good regeneration.
In addition, various diseases and insect pests do not pose a great threat to the plant.
Photo of a Cymbalaria plant
The propagation methods of the wall cybalaria in this case will be seed and vegetative. With the help of cuttings, the plant propagates quite simply, since the seedlings take root very quickly. The seeds should be sown in the soil around March or April, depending on the climatic conditions.
Designers very often use Tsimbalaria to create a background in the composition of various rockeries, as well as when organizing alpine slides. This culture is used to achieve decorative purposes for decorating and landscaping the walls of facades, for covering unsightly and inconspicuous corners and for filling cracks. In addition to the background functions, the wall cymbalaria is planted separately, for example, in hanging pots, where it looks very beautiful, going down and forming a waterfall of leaves.
Florists also grow such a variety of cymbalaria as Snow Wave. This variety is distinguished precisely by the shade of the foliage. Here it is lemon green.Cymbalaria goes well with shade-loving crops such as ferns, hosts and other crops.