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Perennial Flowers

Houttuynia ‘Chameleon’

15 Mar , 2015  

Houttuynia c Chameleon Houttuynia ChameleonLatin Name: Houttuynia c.

Description: A spectacular show of color! Depending on how much sunlight is available, the Chameleon plant changes color, hence the common name. In shady areas, the leaves will be variegated green and cream. With more sun, they will take on striking hues of yellow, pink, and scarlet red. In early summer, nickel-sized, white flowers appear sporadically. Houttuynia is a groundcover that is very easy to grow just about anywere. Its main requirement is consistant moisture, and it can even grow in shallow water. It is a vigorous grower, and care must be taken to prevent it from overrunning the garden. A root barrier is recommended or plants can be grown in deep, bottomless containers in pond