The Chameleon Plant's Mature
Spread is 4 feet, Soil Type Widely Adaptable, Moisture Wet,
Growth Rate Fast, Sun Exposure Full Shade, Flower Color Green,
Red, Yellow, Fall Color Variegated, Foliage Color Green, Red,
Yellow, P Size Mixed Colors, Zones 5-9.
The Houttuynia ‘Chameleon Plant’, Houttuynia cordata, is one of the most popular ground covers
around. Small white flowers appear from July to August, but
sometimes hard to see because of its foliage. It is an extremely
hardy ground cover and easy to grow but can become very
invasive. Being similar in shape to English Ivy, it features
boldly variegated leaves of red, pink, white, green, and yellow
with a plant height of 15”.
Houttuynia requires light shade and needs a consistently moist
soil in a well-drained area. They have a fresh, somewhat
citrus-like scent when crushed. Use Houttuynia ‘Chameleons’ as a
ground cover, in rock gardens, with water plants or in scented