Dichondra repens

Dichondra repens, commonly known as Kidney Weed or Dichondra, is a low-growing groundcover that is perfect for landscaping. It is an evergreen perennial plant that has small, kidney-shaped leaves that are a bright green colour. This plant is ideal for covering large areas in your garden, creating a lush carpet effect. It also works well as a filler between pavers or as a border plant. Dichondra is easy to maintain, requiring minimal watering and mowing. It prefers full sun or partial shade and well-drained soils. Its delicate appearance adds a touch of elegance to any landscape design.



Height: Up to 8cm.

Width: Up to 1 metre.

Aspect: Prefers full sun to full shade.

Flowers: Produces small, inconspicuous flowers, which rarely appear in lawn settings.

Uses: Dichondra repens is commonly used as a lawn substitute or as a ground cover in landscaping. It can also be grown in containers or hanging baskets. Its low-growing habit and attractive foliage make it a popular choice for rock gardens, between pavers, or as an edging plant. Dichondra is known for its ability to retain moisture, making it a great option for water-wise gardens or in areas with drought conditions.


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