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RE: H. difformis as a ground cover
Karen Randall wrote:
> I haven't had any luck with Glosso, and when I've grown Hydrocotyle, it
> been very unruly, and lept for the surface at any opportunity. I _can_
> speak to the subhect of H. difformis as a ground cover, however. It's
> as pie. Just mow it down. It gets bushier and bushier.
> Karen Randall
> Aquatic Gardeners Association
I've fallen behind on reading the APD's, so if this has already been
discussed, I apologize and will get to it eventually.
I am trying to grow H. difformis as a ground cover. I started out
by planting cuttings that had originally been growing vertically. Within a
week each of these cuttings will grow two new horizontal shoots at ground
level, which I hold down with 'U' shapes wires pushed into the substrate. I
then cut the stem right above the new shoots and replant the cutting in a
So far this has worked great, but I was wondering what Karen meant
by "mowing it down". I have never had H. difformis get bushier after being
trimmed. It just puts out another shoot and continues on it's merry way.