Here’s a gorgeous sweep of houttuynia at Cornell Plantations in Ithaca, New York. I fell in love with this plant then and there, and I think it’s beautiful, but every time we feature houttuynia (Houttuynia cordata and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 5-11) in the pages of the magazine, we get angry letters from readers who say this plant is evil. What’s your experience? Well-behaved groundcover, or Horrible Plague from Hell?
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