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Dichondra argentea - Silver Dichondra
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning-glories)
Origin: Southeast US (North America)
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: Prostrate
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Dichondra argentea (Silver Dichondra) - From Texas and the Mexican states of Durango and Michoacan comes this attractive groundcover with round leaves that are silky and silvery on both sides. Plants grow to only a couple inches tall and spread by adventitious runners to form a solid cover from spring through late fall but is semi to fully deciduous in winter. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. This Dichondra cascades well, so it makes a great companion plant for the edges of a pot, or planted so that it can hang down a wall. This seems to be the same as the plant that is sold as 'Silver Falls'. A common name Kidneyweed is probably in reference to noted herbal uses of the plant in Mexico.  This description is based on our research and our observations of this plant growing in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We always appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Dichondra argentea .