I fear it may be houttuynia. Is it? It was given to me by a fellow gardener, but she didn't know the name. She also gave me some ginger, which didn't survive, and some Persicaria 'Lance Corporal' which is going like gangbusters.
This plant looked sickly last year, and something ate it back to 1 stem and one leaf. It came out slowly this year, and now the clump looks like this. It's about 8 inches across. It's a pretty little plant, but I've heard so many horror stories about houttuynia that if it IS houttuynia, I'm ripping it out immediately.
I hope it's not because leaves are so pretty. Can anyone tell me what this is?