Common Names: Silver Dichondra, Kidneyweed
Light: Full Sun/Part Shade
Spacing/Spread: 2′ – 5′
Color: Silver/Gray Foliage.
Interest: Year around foliage interest.
Texas Native: Yes, plant is Texas native.
Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.
Features: An outstanding Texas native evergreen groundcover. Drought tolerant. Full sun/part shade.
Austin Native Landscaping: “Silver Ponyfoot is a wonderful ground cover for drought tolerant landscaping. This attractive Texas native plant is an evergreen, disease and pest resistant and will thrive in both full sun and part shade. We rely on silver ponyfoot in many of our xeriscape flowerbed designs. Sprinkle it in the front of your waterwise landscape and between other plants. With time it will form a thick silvery mat that will beautifully complement other elements of your choice. Works beautiful in pots, where the plant gracefully spills over.”
Family: Convolvulaceae (Pronounced – kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee)
Genus: Dichondra (Pronounced – dy-KON-druh)
Species: Argentea (Pronounced – ar-JEN-tee-uh)
Propagation: Stem cuttings, rootball division, layering.