Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' - Chameleon Plant

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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 solid 9cm 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. It spreads by soft runners with a medium to fast growth rate, so is a good plant for ground cover but 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 citrus scent if crushed.  

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 2 Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' plants per square foot of ground, or 1 plant per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.