Dichondra argentea ‘Silver falls’

CONVOLVULACEAE, The Morning glory family

I noticed this trailing pewter colored plant in a striking planter at Cornell Farms Nursery. It was paired with dark red nicotiana, deep purple heuchera, around a compact hibiscus with large, dark red flowers. The pot was a dark blue-green, about 24 inches in diameter.

Dichondra can also be grown as a ground cover, where it will be 2 to 4 inches tall and spread widely. In a container it can trail an impressive 3 to 6 feet. It is a hardy perennial in zones 9-11, but is grown as an annual elsewhere. It likes full to partial sun and well-drained soil.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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