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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. 

Information about Dichondra argentea displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.