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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. 

This information about Dichondra argentea displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.