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Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls'

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Long silvery stems, sometimes reaching 4 feet or more, bear silvery, small leaves. Use this striking plant as a groundcover or in containers.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsD. argentea is native to desert regions of the southwestern U.S. It is drought tolerant.

CareProvide full sun and well-drained soil.

PropagationStart from seed in spring.

  • Genus : Dichondra
  • Zones : 10, 11
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Foliage Color : Silver/Grey
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches
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