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Dichondra micrantha 'Silver Falls'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Kidneyweed
synonyms: Dichondra argentea, Dichondra repens
perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
growth rate: fast
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: silver
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -3°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Trailing foliage plant with rounded, silver leaves about 2cm long, on lengthy silver stems. Small, almost insignificant creamy-white flowers in summer. Short-lived perennial, usually treated as a half-hardy annual.
Well drained, reasonable fertile soil in sun or part shade. Very tolerant of heat and drought. Not considered hardy, but appears to survive a few degrees of frost without problem.
From seed or cuttings.
Excellent for cascading over the edges of containers, hanging baskets or raised beds.
Intrdoced by PanAmerica Seed.