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What is this ground cover plant?

bizzybee 2bizzybee 2 Posts: 22

Hi everyone


Can anyone identify this ground cover plant with small mauve flowers.  It's very pretty, but methinks it might be invasive as it's spreading rapidly!  Fortunately, I have it in a raised rockery bed.

Have I made a dreadful mistake planting this?  I bought it at a charity Plant Sale and it didn't have a label.





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,148

    Cymbalaria muralis, Ivy-leafed toadflax.

    It spreads around but I think I've lost it so it can't be that invasiveimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • bizzybee 2bizzybee 2 Posts: 22

    Thanks very much.  Perhaps it's slightly tender?  I hope so, as it's already trying to escape it's rockery bed and come up under the path!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,148

    I doubt it will be tender. I don't think it's native but it's gone wild and appears in old brick walls.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,178

    I've got it. Very easy to pull out if you don't want it. Seems to grow in inhospitable areas so it's welcome in my garden - sometimes

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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