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native flowers, groundcovers and climbers

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fire retardant
lawn alternatives

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ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
good drainage
reasonable drainage

Dichondra repens

kidney weed

creeping ground cover, attractive foliage and flowers
originaustralia wide
cultural notesfull sun to shade, long lived, very hardy
maintenanceprune to thicken and control
toleratesfrosts and dry periods
flowering seasonspring to early summer
flower coloursmall creamy colour star shaped flowers
foliage coloursmall green reniform (kidney shaped) leaves
heightup to 0.1m
plant spacing10cm apart
recommended usesexcellent landscape plant for rockeries or in mass plantings. Can be used as a substitute lawn and in between pavers and stepping stones

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