Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'
Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
We no longer grow this plant
This page is for reference only. If you are looking for a plant to purchase, please use our Plant Finder to discover the perfect plant for your garden.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hoo-TIE-nee-a kor-DAY-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing to 1 ft. high, spread indefinite.|
|Design Ideas||This is a unique perennial that spreads like crazy in moist but sunny locations. Its foliage bears a wide range of colors, hence its name 'Chameleon'. During the off-season, it's ideal for foliage contrast amidst more evenly green groundcovers and dwarf shrubs. Fills in to control weeds under more upright plants. Spot into the sunny edges of shade gardens or grow in containers for the bronze leaves.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Water Garden, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 11