Genus Species: Dichondra repens
Common / Product Name: Kidney weed
Habit: GROUND COVER (GC)
Height x Width: Prostrate x 1 – 2m
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Low
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Evergreen rhizomatous perennial
Flowering: no flowering
Flower Colour: Tiny Greenish colour
Irrigation: Yes requires regular water in dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Grows best in sub tropical conditions, free of frost.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures over the summer months as long as the soil is kept moist.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.