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Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon'


By Johnoz

Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon'

A pretty plant, but a thug.

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It is really pretty. Do you know if it would be any good for container planting?

17 Feb, 2008


Hello maple
I agree with you, it is a very pretty plant. It's primarily a water marginal, but will grow anywhere, at least it will in my garden! If I was starting from scratch, rather than inherit the plant, I would plant it in a container, so as you keep it moist and not let it get totally dessicated. Preferably on a stand of some kind, to avoid having the roots coming out of the drainage hole and sneaking in to the gaps between your paving or into the flower beds! And don't let it get near your pond. Most nurseries and garden centers sell it as a marginal and don't give a health warning on how invasive it it, which is a bit naughty of them.
Good luck with it

By the way, would you like a root of it?

John Osborn

17 Feb, 2008


I think I have the ideal place and solution for it John. Thanks for the information on the plant. Sadly much as I would like to take up your offer I don't think Customs would be happy with us - unless it comes as a seed, rhizome, bulb or tuber you can't bring it in to France. Mais merci beaucoup

17 Feb, 2008

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