Kidney weed Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Kidney weed (Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls') dy-KON-drah ar-JEN-tee-ah Genus: Dichondra Long silvery stems, sometimes reaching 4 feet or more, bear silvery, small leaves. Use this striking plant as a groundcover or in containers. Noteworthy Characteristics: D. argentea is native to desert regions of the southwestern U.S. It is drought tolerant. Care: Provide full sun and well-drained soil. Propagation: Start from seed in spring. Overview Height Less than 6 in. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Showy Foliage Foliage Color Silver/Grey Uses Container, Ground Covers, Suitable as Annual Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Tolerance Drought Tolerant Type Perennials Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls'View the discussion thread.