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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....

  • 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, yellowish-green flowers in dense spikes to 3cm (1¼in) long 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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - less invasive than the species.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Japan, China
  • 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.
  • 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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