• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates mild drought when established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    2-3" H x 26-48" W.
    Key Feature:
    Trailing habit
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage. Tiny white to green flowers in late spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:2-3" H x 26-48" W.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Prized for foliage. Tiny white to green flowers in late spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleContemporary
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Tolerates part shade. As a ground cover, space 18-36 inches apart and control weeds until plants fill in. Evergreen and hardy to 40°F. Treat as an annual elsewhere.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates mild drought when established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Dichondra argentea is a creeping trailing evergreen perennial native to the desert regions in western Texas, New Mexico, southeastern Arizona and northern Mexico.