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Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls' (Kidney weed, Silver nickel vine, Silver pony's foot)

Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls' dy-KON-drah ar-JEN-tee-ah Common Name: Kidney weed, Silver nickel vine, Silver pony's foot 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.
Height Less than 6 in.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Foliage Color Silver/Grey
Uses Container, Ground Covers, Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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