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Chameleon Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' syn. Houttuynia cordata 'Court Jester', Houttuynia cordata 'Flame', Houttuynia cordata 'Tricolour', Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata', Houttuynia foetida

 

Chameleon Plant

Houttuynia cordata is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 80 cm tall. It produces heart shaped leave and greenish to white flowers in summer. It grows well in moist to wet soil and even slightly submerged in water in partial or full sun. Plants can become invasive in gardens and difficult to eradicate. Propagation is by division. 'Chameleon' sports multi-coloured foliage from spring to autumn. Grow in a pot if you want to control spread, small white flowers in summer. It is sold under a variety of names.

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plant Features
  • Chameleon Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Chameleon Plant likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Chameleon Plant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Chameleon Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Chameleon Plant

Latin name

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' syn. Houttuynia cordata 'Court Jester', Houttuynia cordata 'Flame', Houttuynia cordata 'Tricolour', Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata', Houttuynia foetida

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Saururaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chameleon Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Chameleon Plant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Chameleon Plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Chameleon Plant likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chameleon Plant is 1.00meters x 0.50meters 1.00 M 0.50 M

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' syn. Houttuynia cordata 'Court Jester', Houttuynia cordata 'Flame', Houttuynia cordata 'Tricolour', Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata', Houttuynia foetida

Houttuynia cordata is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 80 cm tall. It produces heart shaped leave and greenish to white flowers in summer. It grows well in moist to wet soil and even slightly submerged in water in partial or full sun. Plants can become invasive in gardens and difficult to eradicate. Propagation is by division. 'Chameleon' sports multi-coloured foliage from spring to autumn. Grow in a pot if you want to control spread, small white flowers in summer. It is sold under a variety of names.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant young plants in full sun to partial shade in spring. They like moist soil and are suited to boggy ground however, they can become invasive and spread quickly proving difficult to eradicate once established thus it is wise to restrict root spread by planting in containers sunk into the soil.

 
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