Houttuynia cordata Chameleon
This remarkable plant is a mix between a fast spreading perennial and at the edge of a deciduous water plant.It changes colour depending upon its growing condition, if planted in full sun it will create dense ground cover of red, yellow and green foliage, in shaded areas it will be much less colourful. The flowers are pure white are quite insignificant but has aromatic, leathery leaves, this moisture loving plant will grow very well at the side of a pond. It can become invasive if left to grow wild due to underground spreading rhizomes its best planted in areas where its growth is restricted or in pots.
Details Houttuynia cordata Chameleon
- Spreads over the years
- Covers bare spots quickly
- Frost Hardy
- Slowly Spreading
- Blooms: June – September
- Flower colour: white
- Leaf colour: Red
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Full grown height: 10 – 25 cm
- Full grown width: 25 – 50 cm
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 12 cm
How to take care of Houttuynia cordata
Houttuynia cordata can become invasive if left to grow wild due to underground spreading rhizomes which would make Houttuynia cordatait a useful ground covering plant, if not then best planted in areas where its growth is restricted or in pots where growth can be controlled.
Houttuynia cordata is a fully herbaceous perennial that prefers partial shade. Houttuynia cordata will flourish in moisture retentive soil but is tolerant of a range of soils from dry to wet in sun or shade.
Please soak the bare roots for 12-18 hours (do not exceed 24 hours). This allows them to take up the maximum amount of water without doing any injury to the plant.