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It's name is something like houtyinia IIRC

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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

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It's name is something like houtyinia IIRC

Steve


Thanks. It's Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon' (aka 'Variegata'). The RHS
Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has it as a water (marginal) plant,
which would explain why I didn't find it in there - I found it growing
in a stretch of gravel alongside a residential road.

(I thought the name began with H, but all my memory was giving me was
Hacquetia, and I'd already confirmed that it wasn't that.)
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On 2009-10-17 21:01:08 +0100, Stewart Robert Hinsley
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4020321462/


Looks like a Houttuynia cordata Chameleon but we've known of one very
similar called Tricolour, so...... The colour variation changes
according to exposure to sun - some say it can be invasive.
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It's name is something like houtyinia IIRC


Thanks. It's Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon' (aka 'Variegata'). The RHS
Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has it as a water (marginal) plant,
which would explain why I didn't find it in there - I found it growing in
a stretch of gravel alongside a residential road.

(I thought the name began with H, but all my memory was giving me was
Hacquetia, and I'd already confirmed that it wasn't that.)


Glad it's not just me that does that.

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It's name is something like houtyinia IIRC


Thanks. It's Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon' (aka 'Variegata'). The RHS
Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has it as a water (marginal) plant,
which would explain why I didn't find it in there - I found it growing in
a stretch of gravel alongside a residential road.

(I thought the name began with H, but all my memory was giving me was
Hacquetia, and I'd already confirmed that it wasn't that.)


Glad it's not just me that does that.


Close, but no cigar. Story of my life.

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On 2009-10-18 08:51:26 +0100, Jennifer Sparkes said:

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On 2009-10-17 21:01:08 +0100, Stewart Robert Hinsley
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4020321462/


Looks like a Houttuynia cordata Chameleon but we've known of one very
similar called Tricolour, so...... The colour variation changes
according to exposure to sun - some say it can be invasive.


Invasive it certainly is I am still trying to get rid of it ... :-(

Jennifer


Sounds a bit like Alchemilla mollis for some people. Others complain
of it being invasive but in a previous garden, I was always wishing it
would be!

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Jennifer Sparkes wrote:
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On 2009-10-17 21:01:08 +0100, Stewart Robert Hinsley
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4020321462/


Looks like a Houttuynia cordata Chameleon but we've known of one very
similar called Tricolour, so...... The colour variation changes
according to exposure to sun - some say it can be invasive.


Invasive it certainly is I am still trying to get rid of it ... :-(

Jennifer


Mine is planted as a pond marginal and I have managed to contain its
wondering habit with a cut down pond plant basket. It works a treat and
its glorious colour has been a joy all summer and here in Dorset still is.

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On Oct 17, 9:40*pm, Bobbie wrote:
Stewart Robert Hinsley wrote:
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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'


If you are overun with the stuff just invite your South East Asian
neighbours in to help themselves as they use it for salads and use
leaves , stems and roots. It also has numerous medical uses, though,
personally, the smell makes me nauseous!


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PLEASE don't plant it in your garden!! You'll have it everywhere in
about 10 days flat

It's really invasive so best in pots and even then don't let the runners
come out from the bottom!

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