I decided the silver sheen and smaller leaves of the dichondra would look best in the open area around the agaves, optunia and cylindropuntia. Which meant the larger “felty” leaves of the licorice plant were destined for the upper areas along the house and sidewalk.
I made the wrong decision. Can you even spot the dichondra?
‘Silver Falls’ has failed in a big way.
It’s just sitting there, not doing a thing.
Seemingly not changed a bit since the day I planted it 3 and a half months ago!
Whereas the licorice plant has gone a little crazy.
Growing up and out and canoodling with its neighbors.
Obviously a better choice for my situation. However the title of this post is a little misleading, because when planted correctly ‘Silver Falls’ is a huge success…
The key evidently is that it needs to fall, gravity helps, this plant is not a great creeper.
So I’m calling the hanging Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls' my favorite plant in the garden this week and sharing the stats:
- grown as a perennial in USDA Zones 9-11, a fast growing annual in the colder zones
- eventually reaches 6ft wide (long?) and 6-12" tall
- prefers well drained soil and doesn't need a lot of water
- likes the sun and is heat tolerant
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