Chameleon plant

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jerry Pavia
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Chameleon plant (Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon')
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Chameleon plant lives up to its name, with red and yellow variegated heart-shaped green leaves. Its scrambling growth habit may overwhelm its neighboring plants, so grow chameleon plant in a window box or a hanging basket, where its growth can more easily be controlled. -Debra Lee Baldwin, Regional Picks: Southern California, Fine Gardening issue #127
Care:  Plant in moist, rich, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  By division.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
Over 30 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower,
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage,
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Container,
Water Garden,
Naturalizing
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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