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Dichondra micrantha 'Silver Falls'

Kidney weed

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Flower colour

White

Feature

Fruit

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Lee Avison, copyright GAP Photos (184131)

Plant details

Dichondra is a little-known member of the bindweed family. The attractive plants have rounded, fan-shaped, silver foliage on cascading, silver stems. It is heat and drought tolerant, which makes it an excellent choice for hanging baskets and containers. Plants grow to 1m (3.3ft) long, producing a waterfall-like effect. It prefers light shade to full sun and requires regular to abundant watering.

Family: Convolvulaceae

Genus: Dichondra

Species: micrantha

Cultivar: Silver Falls

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 200cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April


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