Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business)

Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business)

Also often listed as Helxine Soleirolii, though mostly known under the common name Mind-Your-Own-Business, this very versatile moisture loving plant grows happy in sun, partial and/or full shade and has many other names including, Baby Tears, Angels Tears, Irish Moss, Bread and Cheese, Friendship Plant, Pollyana Vine, Corsican Carpet, Polly Prim, Paddy’s Wig, Peace in the Home, Corsican Creeper, and  lastly Bits and Pieces.   It’s a very low growing mat forming plant that creeps over and around every contour of rocks, stones and logs, and can even be found growing up walls keeping any architecture under its thousands of tiny, bright green leaves.

 

 

 

Uses in the Water Garden

Mind-Your-Own-Business is one of my favorite creeping plants that has a place in almost all water gardens,  it is a excellent choice for covering exposed pond liner where it will stop growing when it meets the water’s edge, it is favored as a entrance and exit plant for adult and infant Newts, Frogs and Toads. But it also particularly effective when grown around formal pond paving and planted throughout rockeries and nooks and crannies.  Under and around waterfalls it looks the plant really come into its own when planted amongst Ferns.  Here at Lilies Water Gardens, we also have a popular cultivar called Soleirolia Soleirolii Silver.   For more information and images, please click on the link below.

 

 

Soleirolia Soleirolii (species green form)

Soleirolia Soleirolii (silver cultivar)

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