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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jun 22, 2014 3:55 PM CST
I am hoping someone can ID this wonderful vine. I have absentmindedly lost the tag.


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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Jun 22, 2014 4:02 PM CST
Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' - extremely invasive in warm climates. (Heck, even extremely invasive in cold climates... though the cold tends to do it in before long.)
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jun 22, 2014 5:10 PM CST
Thank you growitall, Lori Rolling my eyes.
I absolutely LOVE this plant. I have been trying to let it spread and become a ground cover. It hasn't spread much in its three years here. It also has the most marvelous smell when touched or watered Sticking tongue out
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Jun 22, 2014 5:28 PM CST
Well, just wait.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 22, 2014 6:06 PM CST
I think this plant does the opposite of whatever the owner wants. If I never see this plant again it will be too soon
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Jun 23, 2014 7:27 AM CST
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Jul 4, 2014 11:10 AM CST
I had this plant and it was just beautiful. The first two years were great. By the third year it spread SO MUCH. It took me the last three years trying to get rid of it. Spraying it, digging it out. I thought the unusually cold winter we had here in Wisconsin FINALLY froze it out for me. But...no... I just dug up two little bits of it yesterday. I bet it will take another three years before I can say it's finally gone.
If you have a spot where you don't care how far it spreads, go ahead with it. It is simply beautiful!! But be VERY AWARE of how invasive it is!!!


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Celene
Jul 4, 2014 4:38 PM CST
I actually really like this plant, in pots. It's pretty and edible.
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jul 5, 2014 1:41 PM CST
@Celene ~ I love it to but I sure didn’t know it is edible.... Confused What part is edible and what do you do with it? eat it raw right of the plant or use it in meals? I love edible plants Lovey dubby I also LOVE the smell of this plant.
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Name: Linda
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chickhill
Jul 5, 2014 8:08 PM CST
I also like this plant, BUT in pots.
Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 5, 2014 8:19 PM CST
The edible is the plain green one. It is also called Fish Mint...because it imparts a fishy flavor to foods; check some Vietnamese recipes to see how it's used.
Not sure if the ornamental/variegated one is actually edible.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jul 5, 2014 9:14 PM CST
Like Sue, I also am still trying to get rid of this thing. In a pot with the pot sitting on a solid surface should be ok. The smell ??????
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jul 5, 2014 10:58 PM CST
Oh, yes, it smells like cilantro when you touch it or water it ~ I just love it. I am going to have to see if it is edible Hurray!
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Jul 6, 2014 4:46 PM CST
Someone is giving me some. Is it as bad as knotweed?
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jul 6, 2014 6:26 PM CST
Linneaj said:Someone is giving me some. Is it as bad as knotweed?


Is it someone who doesn't like you ? Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jul 6, 2014 7:09 PM CST
One of the biggest mistakes I ever made was planting this, plus it is very hard to kill once it gets going. It can take years to get rid of it. One of the things I hate about pulling it out is the smell .
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 6, 2014 7:48 PM CST
Not my description, but the smell has been described as "dead fish rotting on the beach in the hot sun".
There are certain smells which are perceived differently by different people; you may perceive the smell in a good way.

You could grow it in a pot, see if you like it, find out if it is edible, and decide for yourself.
I have the plain green variety of this plant and I plan to keep a close eye on it; still haven't decided what my nose will do. Rolling on the floor laughing
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