This plant has spread its roots at ground level all over the garden. I need to identify this plant so that I can find the best method to remove the root trails.
Last edited: 25 May 2017 20:29:36
Houttuynia cordata ......... good luck
Thank you , now I need to get rid of it.
With out going out to look I think I bought one of these today to submerge in my wildlife pond was told it could go into a damp garden but does spread. leaves have a metal smell about them.
foliage looks nice
Please checkout the forums on the plant..it's a real pest unless you can confine it to a container..and I suggest a very strong one !!
Hi Brian322, it's only a real pest if you have perfect conditions for it. There are many plants that move side ways, but I guess, plant labels don't always use the words "invasive" as it may discourage certain plants from selling.
I have it planted at my pond. When I'm out there having a coffee I quite often just pull it up from some places. It's not spread that far.
I have just planted this in my pond too - nothing about impassiveness on the label. The leaves do look attractive. Does it die down in the winter?
It does. It is not a pest in my dry sandy soil, odd leaves pop up. If they are in the wrong place, they pull out. I think the leaves smell of bitter oranges.
We had one of these but it died out in about 3 years in our heavy clay.