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Products > Dichondra argentea
 
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.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Dichondra argentea.