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Dichondra argentea (Silver Ponyfoot, Silver Falls)

Dichondra argentea
Silver Ponyfoot, Silver Falls

This knockout herbaceous perennial is evergreen, with soft, rounded silver leaves that look like pewter. Native to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and northern Mexico, it thrives in climates such as Austin, TX, where these photos were taken. Although not especially cold hardy (to 20-25º F), it is fast-growing and is a popular annual in colder climates. Often selected to cascade out of planters and pots, it also makes a durable and lovely groundcover, rooting along the stem nodes if soil is available. Silver Ponyfoot needs good drainage, and will appreciate some afternoon shade in the hot low deserts.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2" - 6" (in)
Spread 3' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 36" - 48" (in)
Characteristics Award Winning, Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers, Walls and Fences
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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