Houttuynia
Houttuynia cordata 'Flore Pleno'

Family: Saururaceae
Genus: Houttuynia (hoo-TY-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: cordata (kor-DAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Flore Pleno

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Medinah, Illinois

Somers, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Apr 1, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

I have found this species to be the noxious weed that most others here have found it. It's one of the most aggressive weeds I know.

The variegated cultivar 'Chameleon' is better known and more aggressively marketed, but all forms of this species are highly aggressive weeds. Resistant to most herbicides.

One other point: I find that this plant can self-sow. I have found a few seedlings as far as 30 feet away from the original planting. So don't count on a root barrier to confine its spread.

Read more: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2164/#ixzz2xcogbmjl

Positive

On Jul 31, 2008, jhochges from Somers, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Caution: this plant is very, very invasive. If planted with that in mind, it is a delightful plant. The leaves are lovely and make a nice groundcover in season. In June-July the white flowers are beautiful. I have planted it both in a woodland setting and in dry shade and it flourishes in both sites.