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Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls' (Silver Nickel Vine)

Silver Nickel Vine, Kidney Weed 'Silver Falls', Dichondra 'Silver Falls', Dichondra micrantha 'Silver Falls'


Evergreen and vigorous, Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls' (Silver Nickel Vine) is a tender herbaceous perennial, usually grown as an annual, with masses of small, fan-shaped, shimmering silvery leaves, 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Inconspicuous tiny pale yellow-green or white flowers are produced in early summer. As a groundcover, its creeping stems root wherever the nodes touch the ground, enabling the plant to spread rapidly and form a dense mat that choke out weeds. Silver Nickel Vine is also regarded as a unique, trailing accent plant for hanging baskets, containers or raised bed where it will cascade gracefully over the edges. Heat and drought tolerant.

  • Grows up to 3-4 in. tall (7-10 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm).
  • This sturdy performer is easy to grow and generally pest and disease free. Dichondra prefers warm, dry growing conditions, so let the plants dry out well between waterings once established.
  • Performs best in full sun or light shade shade, in dry to medium, well-drained soils.
  • Propagate by seed sown at 68-75°F (20-24°C) in late winter or early spring, and plant out when all danger of frost has passed.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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