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Emerald Falls Dichondra

Dichondra argentea 'Emerald Falls'

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Emerald Falls Dichondra (Dichondra argentea 'Emerald Falls') at Roger's Gardens

Emerald Falls Dichondra foliage

Emerald Falls Dichondra foliage

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Emerald Falls Dichondra (Dichondra argentea 'Emerald Falls') at Roger's Gardens

Emerald Falls Dichondra

Emerald Falls Dichondra

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Brand:  PanAmerican


A compact and heat tolerant trailing variety featuring rounded green leaves that fall gracefully from hanging baskets or containers; dense low growing, great for use as groundcover; low maintenance and easy to grow

Ornamental Features

Emerald Falls Dichondra is primarily valued in the garden for its spreading and trailing habit of growth. Its attractive tiny tomentose fan-shaped leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Emerald Falls Dichondra is an herbaceous perennial with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Emerald Falls Dichondra is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Emerald Falls Dichondra will grow to be only 3 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Emerald Falls Dichondra is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. 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. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Garden  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features