These prostrate, creeping perennials in about 10 species hail from East Asia. They are grown for their growth habit and their abundant small leaves. Some are used as lawn substitutes, while some are considered weeds.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsCreeping growth habit. Plants may be mown.
CareProvide full sun or partial shade and well-drained, slightly acidic soil.
PropagationSow seed where it is to grow in spring.
ProblemsDichondra flea beetles.