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Houttuynia
 

HOUTTUYNIA (Hootenanny Plant)                                 Perennial groundcover for sun or shade

Houttuynia cordata ‘Variegata’                                                        Ht. 1’ groundcover

who-TEEN-yah core-DAH-tah                                                          Spacing 1-2’

 

HABIT:   Colorful groundcover that spreads aggressively and has yellow rosy and red foliage color in full sun. Bruised foliage smells like citrus. Native to Japan. Dies completely away in winter.

 CULTURE:   Can take any soil condition but does best in wet or boggy soil. A nice surprise – it loves wet feet.          

USES:   Groundcover for poorly drained areas. 

PROBLEMS:  Needs to be contained. Is very invasive.




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