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Products > Dichondra sericea
 
Dichondra sericea - Silver Ponysfoot
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning-glories)
Origin: Southwest (U.S.) (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: Prostrate
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Dichondra sericea (Silverleaf Ponysfoot) This perennial groundcover forms a tight slowly spreading mat to only 1 to 2 inches above the ground with 1 inch wide leaves that are silver gray above and whitish silver below. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and give regular to occasional irrigation - it loves moist soils. Hardy to 10 F. This plant has quite the disjunct distribution; it has been found repeatedly in a single location in San Cruz County in Arizona but is more widespread farther to the south in the Río Mayo region of southern Sonora and Chihuahua south into Central America and as far south as Argentina. It is similar to Dichondra argentea, the plant commonly called Sliver Dichondra or 'Silver Falls', but it is evergreen in frost free climates and has much bigger leaves. We thank Suncrest Nursery for our original stock on this great plant.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Dichondra sericea.