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Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon'
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synonyms: Houttuynia cordata 'Court Jester', Houttuynia cordata 'Tricolour', Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'
perennial, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: multicoloured
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
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.
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.