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23/03/2013 at 21:20

I read that this is invasive so dug up a 6 month old clump but Im worried I may have left some in the soil.Will Roundup work if I have?

23/03/2013 at 21:25

It's not as bad as ground elder and isn't bad to remove unless it's infiltrated other plants. Roundup will work but so will another dig up.

24/03/2013 at 08:58

Don't know about Houttuynia but we have been trying to get rid of Acanthus from a small perennial area with geraniums, roses, verbenas and a paeonia for two years and it keeps on popping up. Last year we had new brick path edges infilled with slate slabs surrounded by slate chips, around this bed, removed all the soil, riddled it and replaced it with the same perennials and this time it popped up above the stone edged area. It is as invasive as the bind weed which we have managed to get rid of. 

 

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24/03/2013 at 09:08
Linda. Houttynia is very invasive in the open ground. I would not plant it unless in a pot. I grow a variety called chameleon. Lovely multi coloured foliage, nice orangey scented leaves and flowers but a THUG. Mine is in a pot in the pool....it loves and needs water.....and foliage colour is much better in sun.
But if you plant it in the ground it will cause you problems. So, I would dig around where you had it growing.....it can go quite deep and spread. Then watch the area during spring and summer and spray any shoots with glyphosate.
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