I was sitting on the couch the other day, it was really windy and the front door was open. Dichondra argentea Silver Falls. The container plant kept blowing into the view from the open door and startling me, like it was a person walking up the front steps. I might have to look for this around here (7 a/b depending on the mood of the weather. It's listed as an annual, so it might need a serious trim. I have Silver Falls outside in plant pots during summer time. It might just be tired. It seems to creep and spread across decomposed granite beds quite readily here in Austin. Well now that is pretty interesting, I wouldn't have thought that dichondra would be so shy to grow in a 'creeping' situation because it's an amazing grower as a trailing plant in a pot. So as long as your light is adequate I'd say your under watering it. Maybe I'll let it stay as an experiment to see what it does over the winter. Sadly the container will have to come down as it wouldn't survive the freeze/thaw. It is simply too delicate to creep over that gravel. How to preserve them for next year (live in very cold climate)? The fact is that it is essentially a weed, and if it is correctly cared for, then there will be no problems with it. Can also be used as a small-scale ground cover. Reminds me of my very brief affair with Muehlenbeckia axillaris, never again. A place to share pictures and discuss growing, maintaining, and propagating houseplants and outdoor decorative plants. Or are you just ever so vigilant when it comes to weed watch? your own Pins on Pinterest The link below is from a week ago. (I've had good luck with it as hanging plant too. "rich, moist, fluffy soil, fertilizer"...not really describing my front garden. It might hold over in your area because it survived our arctic winter both in the ground and pots. Comment moderation is on (because you know: spam), I will approve and post your comment as soon as possible! jay733. The trailing plant has beautiful and attractive silver foliage that grows well in full sun, partial shade or complete shade. If you keep them Indoors – make sure you use a house plant rich, but light soil with good drainage. The trailing stems branch well without pinching. I think the universe is sending me a message. Last year was a great one for annuals from seed, this year not so much. South Falls Day-Use Area. We've used it here in the NYC area as part of an annual border for the last two years and found it quite good as a creeping ground cover. Unlike some other species this is a variety that copes well in full sun and handles drier conditions than many. The lovely silver or pale green foliage creates a dense mat of leaves that soften any area. Simple theme. Dichondra Silver Falls. A wonderful trailing plant that grows well in full sun Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’ (pictured right) is widely grown in hanging baskets and containers where it can be allowed to trail down over the side.. Love the licorice plant too, although I;ve never grown it. Is it in hot sun more than a few hours? I wonder if your cooler climate has it stumped? Unknown, you must live in a warmer climate than I do. Another little plant for me this week, sedeveria letizia, http://spikyobsession.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/sedeveria-letizia-is-my-favourite-plant.html. How to Grow Dichondra. Given the right location, 'Silver Falls' is hardy for us and tends to seek out nooks and crannies in masonry, but it has to have perfect drainage. deflexa . Both Silver Falls and Licorice Plant are nifty plants. Watered every 2 days, have started to mist daily. Clematis viticella rubra grows through these and a bit further along Rosa Schoolgirl, but she is flo Does it wilt before you water it? Visit your local store for the widest range of garden products. Silver Falls Nursery has been in operation since 1997 as both a field and container grower. When the new plant is started from the extra growth of the mother plant in the middle or end of the growing season, the new plant will look good throughout the winter in warmer plant zones (zones 7, 8 and 9). It took until just now to get big enough. Easy and fast growing from Dichondra Argentea Silver Falls seeds, this Dichondra plant is simply one of the showiest accents around … Learn more here. 4 years ago. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. 73 likes. It has overachieved in my garden, swallowing up smaller plants, even shrubs, in its path, although I expect that your colder temperatures will knock it down (or out) this winter. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The plant is a very big water hog when it's hot outside. It is heat and drought tolerant and will recover quickly if watered after wilting. What are the chances of that!? Do you grow the green zinnias? Dying silverfalls(Dichondra).Hangs indoors,in the window with filtered afternoon sun. It indeed does better as a trailing plant. I watered it when I first got it and didn't water it until a week later and that's when I noticed a definite curling of the leaves as if they were forming cups, which I hope you can see in the photos. Extremely drought and heat tolerant, it provides a vigorous ground hugging tight cover, and is very good for growing in a trailing basket.Grows to 15cm high in shade. Maybe I'll have to try it again. This hardy evergreen plant grows gorgeous silvery foliage and makes a nice addition to any home with the right care. My successes are the always reliable Cosmos and Fuchsias, and my challenge this year is my Zinnias. Maybe there's a dwarf version that would be perfect for the front of the bed. ‘Silver Falls’ dichondra is a vigorous plant that forms a mass of soft pewter leaves on silver stems in full sun to part shade. I often use Silver Falls Dichondra with Dusty Miller, geraniums and Crystal Palace Lobelia in a container. Maybe being in a warmer, more southerner-y climate zone will encourage some swifter, chunkier lateral growth.Thank you for reporting this, Loree! However, still, the plant can harm nematodes, which are microscopic worms that develop in conditions of high humidity. Seeing this, I'm glad I decided to skip the dichondra and go with other plants in the front agave bed even though I have seen it working quite well. I realize this is an old post, but it's not creeping because you are asking it to creep over gravel. It grows very quickly. My solution = annuals. Discover (and save!) Shall I cut them before winter or… as it is ground cover plant … 4. Suitable also for planting in mixed containers or tubs. Is there a weed barrier under that gravel?! rosanne4153. 7 years ago. Heart-shaped leaves are covered with silvery down, as are the stems. Thanks for the image! Find 180mm Dichondra Silver Falls - Dichondra repens at Bunnings Warehouse. Okay it would have been better if the plant did cover as you wanted it to but who would know that not letting the Dichondra fall would actually hinder its growth?? Interesting findings! Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls'. Philodendron Varieties. Although I have watered it more than it deserves. I needed something to bind the smaller plants together while I waited for the Blue Pacific Shore Junipers to grow and be the glue. It is in strong sun.https://www.flickr.com/photos/proteinbiochemist/14684648203/sizes/z/. )I've had a handful of licorice plants over the years and I removed every single one because they did TOO well, crowding out other plants (they're perennial here). According to other's (like Anonymous at the bottom of the page) there has been success, hopefully your experience will be more like theirs. I've long admired ponyfoot in those Texas blogs. Especially against your dark house. Yesterday. We do fertilize it and the other annuals regularly, so perhaps that's the difference. USE IN: Plant around the edge of a tall pot, hanging basket, windowbox or retaining wall to cascade over the edge. I have seen it used over most of the country not only in hanging baskets but as a ground cover. Its parking area sat towards the south end of Silver Falls State Park (the side closer to Salem).. It's an easy-to-grow option for either a groundcover or planter. Superb effect in a basket on its own or as a foil to other colours in mixed plantings. Silver Falls Dichondra is characterized by silvery leaves, glistening silver stems, and a cascading habit that can spread up to 5 feet. Therefore, the waterfalls within reach of this section of the park assumed the names of South Falls and Lower South Falls. Silver dichondra is a green-silver annual ground cover that is often used in hanging baskets and pots. Purchased about 6 weeks ago from a garden-store where it was handing in the shade, outdoors. I recommend a soil change to a high-quality organic soil, and an organic fertilizer with microbes. Potting Up – Which Pot Size is Correct for Potting On? Linger above cascading waterfalls allowing for fantastic photographic opportunities. Good tip on the licorice. How long have you had this plant? DESCRIPTION: Trailing groundcover with slender stems and kidney shaped silver-grey leaves.Roots along the stems so makes dense fast groundcover planting. It was time to get rid of the cucumber vine…. Oh gosh if the licorice plants don't die back that could be dangerous! Maybe I'll do a post on that. How interesting! Silver Falls Dichondra is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Photo taken the day I planted…. We live in a weird pocket in the Blue Ridge Mountains), I like the look as a hanging plant. It's funny that yours hasn't grown in the ground, I guess it might come down to climate and soil difference - the one I planted in February this year has spread over the entire garden bed I put it in. That would be gorgeous but who needs high maintenance (isn't that why you get rid of the lawn?). $8. Planting them at a distance of 25 to 30 cm allows forming an easy groundcover. Dichondra Silver Falls (Dichondra argenta) is an unusual and attractive plant with beautiful silver foliage that cascades in long trailing stems. your own Pins on Pinterest This past winter we got down to 6 degrees, and I thought for sure it was gone, but it came back to surprise me. I don't know that I'd ever have tried Dichondra in the ground here, but it's good to know that it falls better than it creeps. Sometimes gardens or containers need a neutral accent plant to provide visual relief. I have lots of annuals that I grow from seed -- Nasturtiums, California poppy, and Calendula. Not so much in the ground. Maybe the gravel is it's road block ? and 6-12" tall, prefers well drained soil and doesn't need a lot of water. 1 was here. Here it's kept in check as it's killed off in the winter time. Dichondra Silver Falls can make a weed-smothering annual mat on the ground quite easily. Silver Falls--yep, I've killed that one. Plant it is good garden soil and it goes crazy with growth. Mine is in strong sun but haven't fertilized it. Even though it has silver foliage, indicated it might like things completely dry, it performs very well with normal garden watering the same as marigolds or begonias. In shady areas, the plant may grow to a height of 10-15 cm. Could be the heat I suppose, but I would have thought we've been plenty warm, especially since it's growing in the hot gravel. I bet it would look pretty crazy... :). Argh, I just bought a handful of 4" silver dichondra for this exact project. Pelargonium carnosumPelargonium belongs to the Geranium Family,... 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Then I saw it used to great effect in JJ's garden. Never grown this one but yours in the pot looks fantastic and JJ's combos with it are marvy! Hope you're enjoying our sun and heat; I sure am! Growing up in 1950's LA, the dichondra lawn was considered the zenith of lawn-ness. I do always plump up the look with a few annuals in pots.Here's what I zeroed in on this week: http://bannersbyricki.com/archives/3892. Last April I shared my idea for filling in new (winter death caused) gaps in the front garden plantings. call us today! Silver falls literally softens areas with its soft-to-the-touch fine silver hairs on the leaves. Leichhardt, NSW. Funny that you should say that about dichondra being better as a hanging plant. Proven Winners - Proven Accents® Silver Falls™ - Dichondra argentea plant details, information and resources. SILVER FALLS, A FOREVER RETREAT. I thought perhaps KS was on to something with her comment about the soil vs. gravel but if it's happy in your dg then...???? I just wish I'd started the seeds a lot earlier. The cascading habit also makes this attractive plant perfect for rock walls or window boxes. The South Falls Day Use Area was the main center of Silver Falls State Park. Is it in hot sun more than a few hours? The only weeds that develop are along the north side bordering the neighbors driveway, it's mostly oxalis. Silver Falls Farm has been continuously owned and operated by the Dewey family since 1817. I got a head start on my favorites post this week but here's a link: http://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2014/07/my-favorite-plant-this-week-x.html. 'Silver Falls' dichondra is a cultivar that is a vine-like, trailing, perennial herb that forms low mats like its native relative. A saucer and pot combination is ideal. Its native relative occurs in Mexico and Texas. We are open on weekends as … The licorice plant looks excellent! Now here. (love the seaweed photos on your blog), Pam talks about using Dichondra quite a bit on her blog, and I always assumed it was better suited to the Texas climate than here. You're so good with the seeds! Brown crunchy leaves around the top of it. Interesting post. Well it's obviously not performing that way for me, and yes I've been generous with the watering since there are a few newly planted things in the area which I am trying to get established. Well judging by the many comments attesting to it's success at rambling there must be some reason it's not doing so here. Who'd have thunk that it wouldn't perform in the ground for you? Silver Falls Farm, Perrysburg, New York. May 13, 2018 - This Pin was discovered by Michele Holmes. "emerald falls and silver falls"...such a beautiful image comes to mind! Haha I'm honestly curious -Branden. It annoying when you can't get a plant to grow as you want, then see it grown properly and realise why. Enjoy the mystic views of the waterfall overlooking the … Looks much better in your yard than it did here. Maybe it is the heat, as Saurs said. Dec 20, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by Mikey LikesIt. Drainage is essential for them to thrive. I love Zinnias, but about 10 factors have worked against them in my garden this summer. The dichondra in the hanging pot looks so good. When you water it, does it seem really dry? How hot does it get where you live? No weed barrier, I hate that stuff. The Dichondra Silver Falls don’t like wet soils. Because of the nematodes in the plant mutations are … I think your silver falls want might some bare soil to connect with. I love the look of D. 'Silver Falls' but it does best in a pot in my garden as well. Easy to grow from seed. "overachieved"...perfect word! I wonder how this would do in zero-G? ... Dichondra 'Silver Falls' leaf problem. 99% of the photographs on this blog were taken my me. 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