Houttuynia 'Chameleon'

(5 customer reviews)
  • Changes Color,
  • Likes Moisture,
  • Vigorous Grower

Ships in Spring by USDA Zone

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Houttuynia 'Chameleon'

(5 customer reviews)
  • Changes Color,
  • Likes Moisture,
  • Vigorous Grower

Ships in Spring by USDA Zone

(Chameleon Plant) Houttuynia Chameleon, appropriately named, changes its color depending on the amount of sunlight available. The leaves are a variegated green and cream in shady areas and with more sun they take on shades of yellow, pink, and scarlet red with nickel-sized white flowers appearing intermittently in early summer. Easy to grow, Chameleon is a vigorous groundcover that will even grow in shallow water.

Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’
Common Name: Chameleon Plant
Plant Type: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3, 5, 6, 7, 8What is my zone?
Max Height: 6 – 9 Inches
Max Spread: 1 – 2 Feet
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.), Full Shade (0-4 hrs.)
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Flower Color: White Shades
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate
Attributes: Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Fragrant
Design Use: Container, Ground Cover, Waters Edge or Bog
Season of Interest (Flowering): Late Spring or Early Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage): Spring, Summer, Fall
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5 reviews for Houttuynia ‘Chameleon’

  1. Dan E | Zone: 7a

    Invasive
    This stuff is BAD. Is spreads like crazy and pops up all over the place and even pushes up through cracks in concrete and bricks. What kills this stuff?

  2. Gigglespat42 | Zone: 7b

    Invasive
    This plant should be illegal to sell as it is in Australia. It is so extremely invasive and impossible to remove from a garden.

  3. John H | Zone: 6

    Invasive
    Be very careful with this plant. It has taken over my garden. It spreads voraciously and is very difficult to get rid of.

  4. Dana R | Zone: 7

    Marshy Area
    Very invasive and hard to get rid of once it is established. Also, the leaves have a fishy odor. I wouldn’t recommend this for a garden but it would work to fill in a large marshy area.

  5. John G | Zone: 7a

    Invasive
    This plant is evil. Do not, ever, ever, ever, plant this monster. They will colonize and spread and take over as much space as they can. And they’re nearly impossible to eradicate. Do NOT plant this plant unless you want it everywhere. Yes, the colors are pretty, blah, blah, blah, but this plant is straight from the pits of ….

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