Chameleon Plant, How To Stop It From Taking Over? - Knowledgebase Question

Accident, MD
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Question by lindad8
September 6, 2001
How do I contain the chameleon ground cover so it does not over run my garden? It's everywhere.

Answer from NGA
September 6, 2001
Unfortunately, in the right situation this plant (Houttuynia cordata)can be invasive, especially in a moist rich soil. Drier conditions will slow it down, but where it is happy it will continue to spread. The alternatives are to dig it out by hand or to use an herbicide containing glyphosate. I usually suggest growing it contained in a pot.

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