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angele
Feb 13, 2010 11:03 AM CST
I'm doing a 10" hanging basket from seed. In the front I've got 2 Dichondra 'Silver Falls'
in the center 3 Geranium 'Summer Showers (fuchsia). The Dichondra & Geranium have already sprouted and have several leaves..
In the back I am planning Coleus 'Chocolate Mint'.
I've never grown the Dichondra and have no idea how many I need. can anybody tell me how wide each plant gets?
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Joannabanana
Feb 13, 2010 11:19 AM CST
I have found Emerald Falls is a lot short than Silver Falls. They are about 6" wide per plant. I usually put them in full sun though.

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Joannabanana
Feb 13, 2010 11:20 AM CST
Here's Emerald Falls at the very end of the season after a few frosts

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Name: A.M.

angele
Feb 13, 2010 11:22 AM CST
Wowee! That is gorgeous! Are those wave petunias? crossposted - I meant in your first picture.
Love the emerald falls too
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Joannabanana
Feb 13, 2010 11:22 AM CST
From 2008

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Joannabanana
Feb 13, 2010 11:26 AM CST
PInk & Yellow are Opera Supreme Pink Morn and the yellow is Limonchello F1 Hybrid. Both are similar to waves in that they are free flowering and don't need deadheading, which I do very little. Both petunias are easy from seed.
Purple petunia is Avalanche Grape, another free flowering variety from seed.

Here's emerald from 2008

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Steven
Feb 22, 2010 4:19 PM CST
Phew, gald I didn't order the Emerald Falls after all. Its really nice but its not what I'm looking for. I figured it would be more like the silver falls. Which I LOVE!
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Mechellet
Aug 16, 2011 2:39 PM CST
I too love Dichondra 'Silver Falls' .. I have a Dracaena combo container that looks similar to the one above. Will post pictures in a little bit Smiling
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HollyAnnS
Aug 16, 2011 7:33 PM CST
I haven't had great luck with Dichondra, but I do love it. Thought you might enjoy this picture from a garden we visited while traveling down south. I might have to try it again with some of my caladiums next year.

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HollyAnnS
Aug 16, 2011 7:48 PM CST
Here are a few of my planters. Maybe I really just need to beef them up a bit more by planting heavier using two plants in place of one.
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Mechellet
Aug 16, 2011 8:39 PM CST
Those look great! Love the Persian Shield too!
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HollyAnnS
Aug 17, 2011 5:41 AM CST
Persian Shield is a fav of mine and can be hard to find in our area. Not sure why it isn't sold more widely and you pay premium prices for it. Maybe I should try growing it from seed.
Funny I remember that pot of Dichondra from the Plantation Tour but didn't remember the caladiums planted with it. I have tons of caladium bulbs so next year I will have to give that a try. Must look for a couple of urn style planters.
I thought you might like these pictures of the silver room from the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh. The Dichondra isn't easily seen but there was a lot of it. Hanging over the rock ledges and down by the falls even creeping on the ground by the stream. It was the first time I really saw Dichondra and just fell in love with it. A few pics are going to be blurry.
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ge1836
Jan 14, 2012 4:36 AM CST
I planted Silver Falls last year. 1 plant with Plectranthus ( gold edge)
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This planter is about 30 inches high. I had trimmed the bottom of the plant.It spreads sideways in a moist potting soil.This is an August photo. Its almost the end of our growing season here,Late September is really the end with cooler nights.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jan 14, 2012 6:04 AM CST
I believe the dichronda would be at least 5 feet if hanging from a planter.Mine would have been at least that if I hadnt trimmed it twice. It was frying on the deck,branches of it rooted in the pot and some spill over rooted in the hot tub well. It can go crazy.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 14, 2012 7:34 AM CST
I agree. I had quite a bit of it the last two years. In this pot it is on the left side and not very clearly seen but already growing all over the large container and 4 ft. long to the ground ... and it started growing along the ground and rooting there before I cut it. That was in July.


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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jan 14, 2012 9:25 AM CST
If I was going to use it again I would put it in a hanging basket or on top of a wall as seen above. I hate to cut it back.Of course its an annual here so not invasive.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 14, 2012 9:30 AM CST
Annual here too. I had it in a pot draped over the deck as well.
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ge1836
Jan 14, 2012 9:50 AM CST
It really is stunning and dramatic.
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SongofJoy
Jan 14, 2012 1:45 PM CST
I agree I agree
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HollyAnnS
Jan 14, 2012 5:31 PM CST
I saw seeds for Silver Falls and was thinking about trying to start some from seeds has anyone tried that before?
Here are some recent pics from the Phipps Conservatory featuring Silver Falls. Some of you may have already seen these in other threads.

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