Scientific Name: Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:tricolor houttuynia, chameleon plantTexture:Medium
Family Name:SaururaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.1 - 0.2m x > 25m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Ovate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Spike, White, Green-yellow, Jun- Jul- Aug
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Bog, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Herb, Perennial border, Waterside planting, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Leaves are heart-shaped (3-9 cm), brightly variegated pink, green, pale yellow and red on red stalks.