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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' - Chameleon Plant

More About Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

  • AKA Houttuynia cordata 'Tricolor'
  • Insignificant flowers are green with white bracts
  • Small heart-shaped leaves form a dense mat
  • Foliage is a mix of reds, yellows, greens and pinks
  • Leaves emit a strong citrus scent when disturbed
  • Spreads vigorously by underground rhizomes
  • Bloom Time: July to August

Zone:

5

Height:

15-40 cm

Spread:

60-90 cm

Colour:

Green
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Chameleon Plant Growing and Maintenance Tips

Houttuynia will grow and establish in all soil conditions, however, it is best grown in site with adequate moisture in full sun to partial shade. Leaf colours are more intense in full sun. Being a vigourous plant, spreading by rhizome, we recommend using root barriers to stop its spread into unintended areas. 


Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Yellow
Variegated
Green
Pink
White
Red

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge