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italydiva

Love all things to do with gardening 🌸🌿🌼

Houttuynia cordata

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
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italydiva

Taking a stab at this one which has sprung up in a damp, shady area. Think it may be Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’ 🤔 Please feel free to correct me if you think I’ve got it wrong 😊 #houttuynia #shade

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emch

It sure looks like chameleon leaf to me...the fabled fish mint LOL

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pelly

Not a plant I know anything about really, so I'm of no help 🙄👍

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italydiva

Thanks Eileen. I believe it can be invasive so may have to divide it come Spring or endeavour to confine its roots. I’m wondering if it may be worth digging it up now, putting it in a pot and burying pot back in original position? 🤔 @emch

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italydiva

Guess what Jane....think it may be another invasive number! 🙄😬 x @pelly

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emch

It is definitely invasive as all get out. Your best bet is to keep it in an aboveground container or some other totally isolated spot. A pot sunk in the ground might be too lenient...

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cee

Yes, agree with @emch. Lovely foliage, not so lovely invasive habit🙈

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pelly

Oh oh 🙄😵

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italydiva

Ahh...thank you so much Eileen and Celina. I shall pot it up and it can go on the patio well away from any free-ranging opportunity! 😊👍 @emch @cee

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italydiva

Done! Dug up and repotted. Now on patio 😅 @emch @cee @pelly

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’ve got it Angela....loads of it and so will you if you don’t keep it under control...it has the most beautiful colours but I’m forever pulling it out (and it stinks) hope I haven’t put you off.!!😛

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italydiva

Lol...maybe I should just have binned it!!! 🙈😂 I haven’t had the pleasure of its pungency yet. Can’t wait! 🥴 Fortunately it is only very small, let’s just hope I got all the roots out! 🤞 This could potentially be a very short lived addition to the garden if it proves too smelly 😂🤣😂 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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