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Silver Falls Dichondra argentea

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
6" 3' 15cm 91cm
Height: 2" - 6"
Spread: 18" - 3'
Height: 5cm - 15cm
Spread: 46cm - 91cm
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  • Details

    2 - 6 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    18 - 36 Inches
    5cm - 15cm
    46cm - 61cm
    46cm - 91cm


    Vigorous, fan-shaped silver foliage on silver stems; very heat and drought tolerant.  Very strongly trailing plant is a fun component in baskets and other planters.

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    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    2 - 6 Inches 5cm - 15cm
    Trails Up To: 
    48 Inches 1.2m
    18 - 24 Inches 46cm - 61cm
    18 - 36 Inches 46cm - 91cm
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Uses Notes: 

    Ideal for hanging baskets, containers or ground cover

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Easy care.

  • 14 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • My poor plants arrived badly damaged from transit, but I am happy to report they've rebounded beautifully. Don't let it's delicate appearance fool you, silver falls is tough stuff. It has grown quickly and trails beautifully from my hanging basket. Guests are attracted to it and everyone loves its sheen and the way it feels at hand.

      Noah Mack
      , Nevada
      , United States
      , 6 weeks ago
    • I knew about Silver Falls Dichondra but was never able to find any until I stumbled across some in our local garden center that carry Proven Winners. I have it as a spiller in a large container and it is fabulous! Whenever I walk past it, I just have to touch how utterly soft and full it is. Definitely a “winner” in my book !!!

      Margaret Stanford
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Absolutely the softest grey green! It compliments my double pink impatients so well! Long tendrils of beauty!

      Sandra Weatherford
      , South Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I live in zone 7. This plant is gorgeous in hanging baskets, and trailing over containers. And, I can bring it in every year to winter-over easily. It just needs light and let the soil dry out a bit before watering.

      , 3 years ago
    • This is easily one of my favorite container plants. It has such a pretty color. Paired it with Artemisia, Midnight Rose Coral Bells, Blue Delphinium, Dusty Miller and Diamond Frost Euphorbia in a concrete urn. This is easily my favorite color and texture combo. i plan to purchase it year after year. Zone 7b, in full sun.

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • This is the "eye catcher" in all of my pool deck planters. Everybody loves it's elegant look.

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • I love this plant. It's in a container that hangs above my head. It spills over so much that it reaches the ground. Quite a conversation item. It sways in the wind and is beautiful. It feels soft and cool.

      , 12 years ago
    • Fool-proof plant. Never disappoints. Always looks great.

      Nancy Hatton
      , Alberta
      , Canada
      , 12 years ago
    • I have it in a container with Lambs ears, and it created (in no time) a very dramatic centerpiece for the garden. Gorgeous foliage spilling to the ground.

      D. King
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • I love this plant I wish I had more!

      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
  • 4 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2007 Best of the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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