Dichondra, Kidney Weed
Scientific Name: Dichondra micrantha Urb.
Synonym: Dichondra repens
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Recommended Temperature Zone:|
Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun
Origin: New Zealand, Australia
Growth Habits: Perennial ground cover, 2 to 4 inches tall (5-10 cm)
Watering Needs: Regular to abundant water
Dichondras are occasionally used as groundcover. Although they don't tolerate heavy traffic, they can be a resource in shady areas. Weeding with chemicals might be a problem. Dichondra repens has green leaf undersides, while those of Dichondra micrantha are greyish.
Dichondras like humus rich, well cultivated soil. In Phoenix, they self-seed readily.