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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' (Chameleon plant)

Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’ Photo/Illustration: Jerry Pavia

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' hoo-TY-nee-ah kor-DAY-tah Common Name: Chameleon plant
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.
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;Wet
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Spring; Spring; Summer
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage;Variegated Foliage
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Container, Water Garden, Naturalizing
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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