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Cultivars are generally less vigorous.
Genus of one species of perennial found in damp, shady sites in woodland, scrub and marshy habitats in eastern Asia.
The edible leaf has a taste described as fishy, hence the name fish mint. It can be used as a salad garnish.
Ground coverThese plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Perennial.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowUseful as ground cover in a damp border or by a pool or stream.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, snails.Place of originEastern Asia.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus- rich
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of HOUTTUYNIA
multicoloured variegated heart-shaped leaves, white tangerine scented flowers. Prefers moist soil or a boggy area