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Dichondra micrantha Common Name: Kidney weed
Genus: Dichondra
Species: micrantha
Cultivar: 'Silver Falls'
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Partial shade
Hardiness: Half Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy
Height: 200cm
Spread: 40cm
Time to plant seeds: March to April

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.


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