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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

CarePlant in moist, rich, well-drained soil.

PropagationBy division.

  • Zones : 10, 11, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Width : 30 feet or more
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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