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botanical name:
Dichondra micrantha 'Silver Falls'
Dichondra micrantha 'Silver Falls' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Kidneyweed
synonyms:  Dichondra argentea, Dichondra repens
family:  Convolvulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.13m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: silver
flower colour: white
stem/bark: silver
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: 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.

other notes:
Intrdoced by PanAmerica Seed.
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