Mini Kenilworth Ivy
Mini Kenilworth Ivy flowers
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Plant Height: 1 inch
Flower Height: 2 inches
Spread: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: 6b
Other Names: Ivy-Leaved Toadflax, Climbing Sailor
A wonderful little filler plant for growing in between flagstones; little scalloped leaves form a low mat; studded with tiny lilac blue flowers all summer long; great for groundcover, edging or draped over terraces or rockeries
Mini Kenilworth Ivy is bathed in stunning lilac purple pea-like flowers with white overtones and purple centers along the stems from late spring to mid summer. Its crinkled round leaves emerge light green in spring, turning green in colour. The foliage often turns yellow in fall.
Mini Kenilworth Ivy is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Mini Kenilworth Ivy is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Mini Kenilworth Ivy will grow to be only 1 inch tall at maturity extending to 2 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 8 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 4 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.
Mini Kenilworth Ivy is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
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