Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata)
The Houttuynia ‘Chameleon Plant’, Houttuynia cordata, is one of the most popular ground covers around. The Chameleon plant changes color, thus the name. You can also bring it indoors for a houseplant.
Small white flowers appear from July to August, but sometimes hard to see because of its foliage.
It is an extremely hardy groundcover and easy to grow but can become very invasive. Being similar in shape to English Ivy, it features boldly variegated leaves of red, pink, white, green, and yellow.
Houttuynia performs in full sun to light shade and needs a consistently moist soil in a well-drained area. They have a fresh, somewhat citrus-like scent when crushed.
Use Houttuynia ‘Chameleon plant’ as a groundcover, in rock gardens, with water plants, as a houseplant, or in scented gardens.
|Common name||Chameleon Plant|
|Botanical name||Houttuynia cordata|
|Height||9 - 18 inches|
|Width||12 - 24 inches|
|Soil condition||Widely Adaptable|
|Flower color||Green, Red, Yellow|
|Leaf color||Green, Red, Yellow|