Posted: 27/07/2013 at 13:18
Hi. Will leave out the "better known" (now) ones - also lets give Knot Weed a miss - though I never fell for it I have to say I oftentimes stood and looked at a (masive) clump of it and admired that foliage. One of the worst I planted in all innocence was a plant which is still readily seen in garden centres - Houttuynia cordata variegata - planted it in a shady rock bed and in no time at all it took over - had to totally dismantle it all and carefully wash all the rocks etc to remove every trace - managed it but never again will that plant ( or its green version) see my garden.
Another was called Geranium stapfianmum Roseum and it was that, Roseum for sure a shocking pink but with pretty light and dark foliage of typical family shape. Thing was as I recall its roots were made up of many tiny nodules and these got about everywhere ( evryone a new plant) - put it in a pot finally to try and keep it out of mischief but still it got around. More to follow including ( when I can remember its a name) a horror called "Flowering Lettuce.