We are currently planning to put the first plants in stock at the beginning of February when the weather begins to warm. However, this depends on government guidance about non-essential mail-order businesses, and also on the couriers and postal services. We will keep you updated.


Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' - Chameleon Plant

Regular price £4.95

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  • Approximate height: 20cm (8 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 3cm (0 - 1 inch)
  • Flowering time: June - August
  • Flower colour: White
  • Supplied in the 8cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 litre pot

This plant is best known for its vivid variegated foliage, in shades of green, yellow and red, with simple white flowers in early summer. The strongest coloration is achieved in full or partial sun; in shade the leaves are a more subtle green and gold. It really is stunning, as well as being easy to grow. A good plant for ground cover, it spreads by soft runners so is best kept in a pot if you do not want it to spread. It is sometimes known as "Orange Peel Plant", because its leaves give off a strong orange scent if crushed.  

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 4 Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' plants per square foot of ground, or 2 plants per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.