Chameleon Houttuynia

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Item 041681


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.

A terrific groundcover. Quick spreading perennial with erect stems holding heart-shaped, multi-colored leaves of gray-green, cream, carmine and gold. Full sun gives best coloration. Herbaceous.

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Average Landscape Size
Fast growing to 1 ft. high, spread indefinite.
Flowering Season
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Botanical Name: Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Fragrant
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: White
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.

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.

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