||ordinary garden soil
||Multicolored pink/burgundy/green foliage. Real pretty, but wants to run by roots in good garden soil - the photo at left shows the pile of roots we gathered from a smallish garden area, after allowing chameleon plant to roam freely for a few years (we're still battling the plants sprouting from roots we missed). It doesn't mind wet roots, so it can be used as pond marginal plant, but for us it hasn't proven winter-hardy that way.|
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Richard||Feb 01, 2005||Please advise me. If I was to place a plant border underground around the chameleon planting bed, would that keep it in bounds or can it leap over a border like Enlish Ivy does? Thanks, Richard... Please email email@example.com|
|david mucklow||Jun 24, 2009||Are there any herbicides that will kill this plant; I'm afraid my wife has created an ecological disaster at my house; how can this be controlled. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Moniquqe Larocque||Jul 08, 2009||I am having a miserable time digging in my garden beds that I have worked so hard over many years until I purchase the chameleon plant. I'm been putting many hours in the past three weeks trying to get rid of the roots. I read many blogs and it seems that there is no solution to the problem. The roots are so deep and my biggest fear is my neighbours flower beds. email@example.com Thank you |
The garden bed where mine were planted still sends up some chameleon plant shoots - but since I pull them out whenever I see them, they don't have nearly the energy they used to have; it's not too much work anymore to keep them contained.
|Barbara||Aug 15, 2011||I have a couple of trees that I'd like to plant something under because it is too hard to mow there. Would this do well under an oak tree, which I'm told has more acidic soil?
I'm not aware of the soil preferences of houttuynia, nor whether it would thrive in dry shade (it certainly enjoys wet - we only grow it as a potted pond plant any more).
|Geri||Sep 04, 2011||I planted some chameleon plants last year. They came up beautifully this year flowering, great color and then out of control!!!! I spent hours today getting rid of as much as I can. It was a big mistake planting this baby. I never knew it was so invasive. They don't tell you these things through mail order nurseries. I learned to totally research my plants from now on before selecting. Thanks Rob for your help lately:) |
|leigh||Sep 30, 2011||those roots are edible! used in stirfry|
|Linda||Apr 28, 2015||This plant is so invasive!!! I planted it in the front bed and it is now around the other side of my house and has come up all the way in the back bed. Now after 3 or 4 years it's everywhere. I have tried weed killer & digging up roots. We have dug up roots over 3 ft. deep in the ground! Any sure way to kill this stuff?? |
Just keep digging...
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