Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Chameleon plant

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'
  • Common name: Chameleon plant
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 20cm

Spread: 1m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Golden
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist, Boggy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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