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Ground cover ID, please

Posted by jardineratx 9tx (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 6, 11 at 10:58

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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RE: Ground cover ID, please

Dichondra Silver Ponyfoot.


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RE: Ground cover ID, please

Silver pony foot (Dichondra argentea)?

Omar


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RE: Ground cover ID, please

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


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RE: Ground cover ID, please

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.


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RE: Ground cover ID, please

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


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