Houttuynia cordata /Chameleon Plant

Houttuynia cordata   / Houttuynia cordata
A fast growing, invasive plant
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A fast growing, invasive plant

Forms a mat-like ground cover very quickly

White flowers produced in late spring and early summer

Cordate leaves remind one of the heart shaped leaves of violets

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Scientific Name: Houttuynia cordata
Common Name: Chameleon Plant
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: A fast growing, invasive plant that should be planted where its spreading potential is very limited. It can engulf neighboring, low growing plants in a short period of time. A window box, container, or hanging basket would make a good home for this quick spreader. Foliage is variegated after initial spring growth. It is a species that enjoys having wet feet.