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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 23, 2011
10:28 AM

Post #8940568

Does anyone in Zone 7, or lower, have any experience with this one?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/371/

I don't need anything that could become invasive since I've done my battles with Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'.
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 23, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8940576

mine all died in the frost but since it is first yr i planted dont know if they will come back in spring or how much they self seeded. i do know it is really pretty and the bees and hummers loved it. not much help sorry
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 23, 2011
10:49 AM

Post #8940592

Thanks for your comments. I loved the look of the plants that I just spotted on a thread here on DG but figured this time I'd ask first before it turns into another monstrous problem for me like the Houttuynia did.
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 23, 2011
10:56 AM

Post #8940596

i think it is beautiful and if you cut off the flowers b4 they turn 2 seed shouldnt be much of a problem with reseeding
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 23, 2011
11:39 AM

Post #8940641

I'm not really good about removing seed heads before the seeds fall. Thanks for the help!

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 28, 2011
3:39 PM

Post #8945723

According to the USDA it grows as an introduced species in Oklahoma and the Gulf Coast states, suggesting that it is not especially suited to your New York climate, so it is probably not an invasive threat for you. I could be wrong though.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 28, 2011
4:53 PM

Post #8945805

I appreciate your help. Maybe I'll buy it if I find it locally.
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 4, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9069636

I live in zone 8b and my 3-gallon plant, which I planted in the ground, died in the first hard frost - I don't think they are as hardy as sellers claim. I would love to have another, if anyone has one to trade - will put the next one in the greenhouse!

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