Dichondra in mostly shade?

Garden_trolip(Toasty)September 22, 2005

I'd like to try Dichondra between my flagstone, it gets a.m. sun, maybe a little afternoon. Anyone have Dichondra that works well with shade?

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aguane

It 'volunteered' in my yard and I can't keep it under control ... just keeps creeping up - ONLY in the shade! Can't eliminate it in the beds.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2005 at 1:10PM
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dirt_dew(z9 az)

Dichondra prefers shade in our hot season.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2005 at 2:56PM
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Easygoing(Sunset zone 13)

Yep, and it loves nice clean flower beds where roses provide shade for it. Forever pulling it out of my rose beds *sigh*. Another fina addtion that came with the house.

easy

    Bookmark   September 22, 2005 at 3:18PM
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judy_b(AZ zone 9)

I don't mind dichondra around the roses. It's shallow rooted and keeps the area cooler, besides it's nice and green.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2005 at 6:57PM
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CissyCat(z9 AZ)

I'm with Judy, you don't have to mow or weeder eat it either...

Trudi

    Bookmark   September 23, 2005 at 12:12AM
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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

Living mulch, great thing.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2005 at 4:16PM
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Garden_trolip(Toasty)

Okay...Dichondra is in, guess we'll see?

    Bookmark   September 23, 2005 at 10:59PM
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birdlady_in_mesa(z9 AZ)

and it looks lovely! I had it under one of my trees and that is where it did best. I am sure it will thrive and continue to compliment your garden.

Susie

    Bookmark   September 23, 2005 at 11:40PM
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RdRnnr(z9 AZ)

Very nice! We kept it in every spot that had shade and especially around the roses. Lord forbid if we stepped on it as kids, and it kept no secrets...within a day or two the results would always show, lol.
Beautiful job!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2005 at 8:56AM
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drygulch(z9 AZ)

Nice look! I assume you recently planted these?

Can I ask where you got them (I haven't seen dichondra plants for sale anywhere)?

Does dichondra stay nice and green through the winter?

Thanks!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2005 at 4:19PM
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azamigo(Zone12AZ)

It's the only thing I can keep alive under the dense shade of my olive, pine and citrus trees. I have flood irrigation so the dichondra can be underwater for a couple days at a time which doesn't seem to bother it. Does a great job of keeping down dust and prevents "mudpits" from forming every time I irrigate.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2005 at 4:40PM
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Garden_trolip(Toasty)

drygulch, I bought flats of Dichondra @ Summer Winds ;)

    Bookmark   September 27, 2005 at 7:06PM
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aztransplant

My father-in-law has been trying for years to grow a dichondra lawn in his front yard in San Diego. As many of you know, San Diego is pretty temperate all year round. But his dichondra attempts have been a big dud because his yard is in full sun.

So my guess is that if it doesn't work in sun in San Diego, it probably won't work in sun here either. :-)

Of course, that doesn't prevent him from continuing to try...10 years now and his front yard is still dirt with the most pathetic patches of dying dichondra you've ever seen. LOL!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2005 at 7:21PM
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bajajim(9)

Anyone know what will kill bermuda and not dichondra?

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 6:39PM
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lazy_gardens

bajajim - read labels on the herbicisdes.

I think an ingredient called fluazifop (spelling approximate) will do it.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2010 at 1:15PM
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