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Dichondra argentea, Silver Falls, Silver Dichondra, Silver Pony-foot, Kidneyweed

Dichondra argentea

Silver Falls, Silver Dichondra, Silver Pony-foot, Kidneyweed
Family: Convolvulaceae
Origin: Southeast US
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Dichondra argentea, commonly known as Silver Falls, is native to the Southeastern United States and is prized for its low-growing habit and ornamental foliage. This fast growing groundcover offers a stunning waterfall effect, cascading up to 2 feet of delicate silver-gray foliage. Silver Falls is a vigorous, easy to grow annual (or perennial, semi to fully deciduous in winter) that prefers a full sun to semi-shade spot with moderate water.

In warmer regions, Silver Falls can be grown in containers and hanging baskets as well as in gardens, providing dashes of silvery gray along pathways and besides garden beds. The plant will form a neat mound of foliage and, in full sun, even slightly silver-tinged. In colder regions, Silver Falls can be grown in containers and pots, allowing gardeners the ability to move the plant indoors if needed.

Silver Falls is an incredibly low maintenance plant and can tolerate short periods of drought. Regularly water, but avoid over-watering or you can risk root rot. An occasional trim to keep the foliage neat and tidy is all that is needed. For colorful accents, silver falls can be planted in combination with contrasting plants in mixed containers or beds. USDA Hardiness Zones 8-10.





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