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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Houttuynia

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon'

Plant details

Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon' is an attractive low-growing shrub, bearing a striking carpet of variegated red, cream and green leaves from late-spring. Its summer flowers are simple, white with prominent centres.It's perfect for growing as groundcover in a bog garden or around a pond.

Grow Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon' in moist soil in sun or shade. The leaves develop the brightest colours in full sun, but has pretty gold-edged leaves when grown in shade.

Family: Saururaceae

Genus: Houttuynia

Species: cordata

Cultivar: Chameleon

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 20cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to divide plants: March to May


Reader reviews

96Degrees

Very useful, i have been looking for this plant,but didnt know its Common name (Houttuynia) so now I do I`m going to get one.
Thank you.



anj2992

I used the plant search to find the correct name, all I could recall was it began HOUT so top marks for a part word search, bringing the correct result in no time at all. I didnt realise it was invasive.


Jolly_Jack

Houttuynia can be very invasive and is difficult to remove if it starts to take over as even a tiny piece of root will grow and spread. Roots spread about 2" to 3" below the surface of the soil so not too difficult to dig out if required.


Blubell

Has a nice Orange scent however very invasive and pops up in gaps. You have been warned


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