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emch

Gardening in mostly deep shade in Zone 6. My passion is adding more native plants to my landscape & clearing out the foreign invasives.

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' syn. Houttuynia cordata 'Court Jester', Houttuynia cordata 'Flame', Houttuynia cordata 'Tricolour', Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata', Houttuynia foetida

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2021
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emch

Almost all the #fallcolor we have seen so far this fall -- to be fair, we are 2 days into autumn as I write this -- are the distinctive mottling patterns on the fishmint leaves at the post office.

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sunlovin

Too scary for me🌞

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emch

It's a pity that such a handsome plant with such #interestingfoliage is a close analogy to The Thing That Ate The Bronx @sunlovin LOL

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sunlovin

Lol 😂🌞

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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emch

#foliagefriday #notmyplant

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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emch

Pink edges, pink spatters, pink veins, you name it #interestingfoliage #notmyplant #foliagefriday

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cindi47

@emch i would not have this invasive plant in my garden,ever ever again.....beautiful but completely takes over after about 2-3 yrs and extremeley,did i say extremely hard to rid of,roots go underneath everything!!!

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emch

@cindi47 I don't have them myself -- these are at the post office surrounded on all sides by brick walls and concrete so effectively tamed

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cindi47

@emch oh i see......then that wld be great,a friend of ours jus moved into a home and he has them terrible in a corner by his pool.....we told him to rid of them asap.....wooooweeee,theyre pretty tho but shld def come with invasive tags!

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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emch

Starting to pink up at last #interestingfoliage #foliagefriday #notmyplant

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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emch

Fish mint in the rain on this #foliagefriday

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crabby58

Such a lovely photo💚💛

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hkyfvr

Love the foliage 💚💛

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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emch

#interestingfoliage

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crabby58

Very pretty foliage👍

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sunlovin

You do know how invasive this is?🌞

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emch

I've heard that @sunlovin but because this is #notmyplant it's also #notmyproblem LOL. I took this picture at the post office, where this little guy is confined by pavement and is competing against a hosta, a yew bush and some maneating dandelions. They have achieved a state of detente and all bloom cheerfully in their little pocket of soil. My veterinarian has some too, in a raised bed where it has never escaped into the lawn.

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emch

@sunlovin I have learned not to believe everything I read also! At the other gardening app where we first met, I read this plant has a horrible smell. I have tested the hypothesis and found that there is no smell at all.

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sunlovin

I know not to believe everything I read but i would believe it. I have seen it myself in gardens where it has taken over and ruined the garden despite the owner trying everything to stop it. The smell came when the owner mowed it. I only commented because I didn’t see notmyplant in your hashtags. 🤔

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emch

If it were mine @sunlovin it would already be on my restricted list or tagged killitwithfire

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sunlovin

I figured that 😆🌞

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