Solved I love this thing in my friend's garden - but what is it?

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  1. karaman

    karaman Gardener

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    hallo,

    most part of its leaves turn red if in the sun - quote low-growing and i havnt been around to see it flower -- seems to be some sort of ground cover?

    cheers, karaman
     

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    Scrungee Well known for it

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    Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' ?

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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      houtonia.
       
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      • Silver surfer

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        A pretty but invasive thug.
         
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        • CarolineL

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          Yes, don't grow it if you value your garden! And it is very pungent when you pull it out
           
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            it's very good for growing in pots to keep it restricted. Also as a marginal plant in ponds - in baskets. Not good to be let out in the garden on its own as it may escape.
             
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            • JR

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              I grew it once.. Never again! It has a strong tenacity and throws up runners just as strong as creeping buttercup lol.
              And as Caroline says, they stink!
              Either in a container as suggested maybe, or else 'down the bank' well away from the main garden.
               
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              • karaman

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                Thank You everyone - i do like it so in a pot it is - not a bad idea anyway 'cos then i can place it where it will look at its best in relation to all else.
                Isnt the net smashing? - someone always has the answer to everything -- some of my silver surfer friends wont have it even though i said i would endeavour to teach them!

                thanks again everyone, karaman
                 
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