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botanical name:
Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon'
Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Houttuynia cordata 'Court Jester', Houttuynia cordata 'Tricolour', Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'
family:  Saururaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.50m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: multicoloured
flower colour: white
stem/bark: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Vigorous, deciduous perennial. The aromatic, leathery leaves are splashed with yellow and red. Small sprays of white flowers appear in summer. Good ground cover especially in damp areas.

cultivation:
Like cool, moist conditions, preferring damp or even boggy soil and will grow in shallow water as a marginal aquatic. Full or part shade. Can be invasive.

propagation:
By division

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