Dichondra repens

Kidney Weed, Kidney Grass


An attractive native groundcover often used as a lawn alternative in moist, shady areas. Leaves are small, fresh green in colour and kidney-shaped. The vigorous, creeping habit results in a dense mat that hugs the ground and spreads readily. Good for planting between pavers, as a ground stabiliser on embankments, or in hanging baskets. Adaptable to most climates and tolerates full sun to 80% shade. Prefers a well-drained, moist soil. Low maintenance but can be mowed if necessary.


DimensionsHeight: 0.1 to 0.15m, Width: 0.5m
Aspect Part shade
OriginAustralia and New Zealand
Pests & diseasesNo specific pests or diseases.
Typical sizes100mm, 140mm

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