Plant and Seed Trading forum: Chameleon Plants for postage

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Name: Donna
Mid Shore, Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Shy_gardener
Jul 17, 2016 7:44 PM CST
If anyone wants any Chameleon Plants (Houttuynia Cordata) Be glad to send you as much as you want for postage.

Very Fragrant ~~ Please research - Can be very invasive in certain environments, and does grow taller than stated.

Suppose to also be a good water plant??? I don't have experience with that.


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 18, 2016 2:56 PM CST
Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon') sure is gorgeous and I'd love to try it but some of the database comments talk about it having very invasive tendencies. We have many invasives here in Florida already so unfortunately it's not a plant for me. Sad
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Name: Donna
Mid Shore, Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Shy_gardener
Jul 18, 2016 4:10 PM CST
Hi Lin,

It really is a shame it has the invasive tendencies, and for me, that it's grows so tall.
If it would have stayed the 8-10" I would have thought it was THE perfect ground cover.
But this has gotten up to 3' tall in some areas.

It grows in waves and covers plants if not kept pulled in gardens. Shade loving plants,
like hosta look remarkable well under them... but more tender plants and ones needing
sun, don't fair so well.

If I had it to do over again. I would have planted it around my deck, with no other
plants with or near it and kept it in check by mowing/weedwacking it where I wanted it
to stay. I planted some in an area to deter snakes & spiders, and when I moved things around
I mowed the Chameleon Plants down. I've cut the area for two years now with no signs of
it coming up there....

I live on Maryland's Eastern Shore, we have black widows and brown recluse spiders and
mean black snakes. No worries about getting bit in this stuff. Bugs and snakes steer
clear of it...

Should have it on the outside of my yard.... hehe
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Lisasgardens
Sep 14, 2016 8:53 AM CST
I would love love some for postage! I just got some a a stupid racoon ruined it and many other very other important pond plants! I never have had a problem with it being invasive because I keep it in pots!
I hope you still have some left because I would love a bunch for postage.
Thank you so very much
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SpringGreenThumb
Sep 14, 2016 8:54 AM CST
I am interested yes!!!

Cjrandall
Nov 25, 2016 8:14 PM CST
I'm interested too!

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