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Houttyana cordata

plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

Hi All,

I was given this plant and something about the look of it made me think "thug". So I looked it up and found this thread from a while back.

Does anyone have anything to add? Could I line a pot with membrane and sink it in the ground? It's very nice and gets sulphur yellow flowers later in the year but I have enough trouble without trying to dig this up for the rest of my nelly.



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,460

    Hi. It is a thug and I thought I had got rid of it but it appeared again this spring. Smells of bitter oranges - quite nice really.

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  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Mmmmm. I have a lot of ground to cover but I don't want it covered at the expense of everything else. I'll give some thought to devising a container to...well...contain it. If there's loads of other stuff growing round it you'll not see the container anyway.

    Thanks for your input. It's definitely not going in the ground.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Will do Verdun. I'm afraid even to put it in the pond just in case of rampantness. My pond is huge and I can't even get near the middle.

    This one has screaming yellow flowers which came as a bit of a shock on the quite subtle cream and green tinged with pink. I'm talking YELLOW! image

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