Dichondra argentea, D. repens
SILVER FALLS DichondraDichondra argentea
Vigorous, easy to grow, 3-4 inch tall, cascading annuals carry soft, velvety, fan-shaped, silvery foliage which can spread 3-5 feet across. Very showy, it makes dramatic hanging baskets or an excellent temporary ground cover. Heat and drought tolerant, it needs only sun and well-drained soil to thrive.
EMERALD FALLS DichondraDichondra repens
Emerald Falls Dichondra, compared to Silver Falls, grows fuller, not as long, with slightly more rounded, deep green leaves. Emerald Falls creates a dense, symmetrical, just clipped appearance that looks very attractive in hanging baskets, where it will trail about 2 feet over the edge.
Emerald Falls Dichondra also makes an outstanding low growing, 2-4 inch tall ground cover. Like Silver Falls, it is heat and drought tolerant, needing only sun and well-drained soil to thrive.
How to Plant Dichondra
Sow Dichondra seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70-75° F., germination is in 4-15 days. Transplant into the garden after all danger of frost.