Kidney weed

Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Kidney weed (Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls')
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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'