Chameleon Plant going ramped

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by joelcoqui, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. joelcoqui

    joelcoqui LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 56

    There is Houttuynia Cordata or Chamelion Plant ground cover going ramped all over the beds. We have tried roundup and trimec but this stubborn gound cover grew back. There are desirables in the area like trees, hydrangeas and lillies. Does anyone know a good trick on how to get rid of this?. Its not a weed but it is much too invasive. If you dig it out and leave 1/4" of root, it will continue to grow and multiply.
  2. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    What's your mix rate on the gly. you've been trying?

    It's apparently susceptible.
  3. joelcoqui

    joelcoqui LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 56

    Really dont know the rate.
  4. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    My bet is either you or the company you are representing doesn't know what is in the tank. A heavy--labeled rate will do the trick-especially with a good surfactant added. The trick to most of these invasive rhizomic ground covers is to do multiple applications once the sprouts re appear. Eventually, you will rid the bed of the problem. Then again, since they are rhizomic, like bermuda grass--where will it pop up next.

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