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Silver Ponysfoot Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls'

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Dichondra evolvulacea var. argentea
Description

Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls' is a creeping, trailing herbaceous perennial that is native to the desert regions of the United States and Mexico. It makes a great bedding plant and its silvery foliage contrasts well with other green-leaved plants. This plant can grow in sandy loam soil and is best suited for containers, hanging baskets, rock walls, as a ground cover, window boxes, or an accent plant in beds. 

Insect Pests, Diseases, and Other Problems: This plant does not have major insect, pest, or disease problems.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#full sun#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#silver foliage#light shade#container plant#gray leaves#silver leaves#colorful leaves#low maintenance#accent plant#window boxes#bedding plant#dappled sunlight#low#low plant#ornamentals#contrast#herbaceous perennial#rock wall#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dichondra
    Species:
    argentea
    Family:
    Convolvulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    USA and Mexico
    Distribution:
    TX, NM, AZ and Mexico
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Very drought tolerant; heat; some light shade (dappled sunlight)
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 2 in. - 0 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    2 capsuled fruit
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant (very small) flowers bloom in late spring (May to June) in colors of white and yellow (more of a greenish-yellow).
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has silvery (nearly metallic looking) but soft foliage (about 1 inch). Its shape is somewhere between fan-shaped and round.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems are silver and branching.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Rock Wall
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heat