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HOUTTUYNIA cordata 'Chameleon'

Multicoloured variegated heart-shaped leaves, white tangerine scented flowers. Prefers moist soil or a boggy area
Further Reading....
  • Green
    Yellowish green
  • White
  • Height
    To 30cm (12in)
  • Spread
    Indefinite
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Brightly variegated leaves in shades of green, pale yellow and red. Leaves 3-9cm (1¼-3½in) long. Tiny flowers are surrounded by white bracts.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

HOUTTUYNIA cordata 'Chameleon'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Less invasive than the species.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Japan, China
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    Dense spikes to 3cm (1¼in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Bog garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold variegated
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented foliage
    Unusual, orange-like scent when bruised.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Wet or boggy soil
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
to 30cm (12in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  indefinite
 

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