Ground cover ID, please

jardineratx(zone 8, Texas)August 6, 2011

I got a small start of a low-growing (actually ground hugging) groundcover, but I don't know the name or anything else about it. It was growing in full sun, dry conditions but it looked great, creating a tight silver mass of foliage. Any ideas of ID?

Molly

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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Dichondra Silver Ponyfoot.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 11:22AM
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ocgf(Z8)

Silver pony foot (Dichondra argentea)?

Omar

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 11:28AM
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jardineratx(zone 8, Texas)

Wow, a positive ID already!!! Thank you both very much. That is absolutely the plant I have. I think I will keep it in a container until next spring, then plant some of it in my flowerbed along the driveway which gets pretty hot in the summer. Do either of you grow it?

thanks again,
molly

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 11:38AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Yes, I have quite a bit of it in containers. It makes a great trailing container plant, but does wilt in the sun and needs a good bit of water this time of year so I don't plant it in the ground. I protect it during freezes and it does die back some, but will return unless the roots freeze.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 1:24PM
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ocgf(Z8)

It comes and goes in my garden. I do not provide winter protection, fertilizer or any extra care. I guess I'm a bad "father".

Omar

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 7:04PM
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