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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Hello.  I have the most gorgeous looking plant called Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon', and I would love some more (it's bright scarlet at the moment).  However, I am told that it is highly invasive, but I love it so much that I do want to grow more of it in my flower beds.  Is there any way to contain it's invasiveness (if you get what I mean), so that it doesn't take over.  i.e. can it be planted in the ground in a plant pot, or corralled off somehow ?


  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Hi Kay, soz but all I can say is I'm fighting a battle to get rid of it. I've had to resort to chemical action as I can't get it all out. It was slow to spread but does so by rhizomes and is popping up all over.

    I agree it's nice but I'd advise growing some in a pot and admire a small amount. image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,876

    I'm with KEF. People used to love Japanese Knotweed , but history leaves a different legacy. Why not grow it in a large pot?

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