AKA Chameleon Plant
**This plant is considered invasive. We recommend not
A spectacular show of color! Depending on how much sunlight
is available, the Chameleon plant changes color, hence the common name. In
shady areas, the leaves will be variegated green and cream. With more sun,
they will take on striking hues of yellow, pink, and scarlet red. In early
summer, nickel-sized, white flowers appear sporadically. Houttuynia is
a groundcover that is very easy to grow just about anywere. Its main
requirement is consistant moisture, and it can even grow in shallow water.
It is a vigorous grower, and care must be taken to prevent it from
overrunning the garden. A root barrier is recommended or plants can be grown
in deep, bottomless containers in ponds.
||Korean Houttuynia, Chameleon Plant
||Will grow in moist to wet soils as well as
well-drained or loamy soils with a neutral pH (7.0)
||Full sun, partial sun, partial shade, full
||Will grow in moist soils, ground cover
||Root rot (if soil is kept too wet)
||Japanese Anemone, Aster,
Iris, Hakonechloa, Carex,
||Divide in spring or fall if necessary. Fertilize with
Plant-tone or a water soluble fertilizer.
Water & Fertilizer Schedule
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|Description: The foliage of this plant has some of the most
dramatic coloring you'll find in the landscape. The heart-shaped leaves have random
and overlapping zones of green, creamy white, pink and red all on the same leaf! The
red color becomes even more vivid in full sun. It produces small white blossoms in
late spring, resembling miniature Dogwood flowers.
||Spring and summer