Fishwort or Chameleon Houttuynia * SOLD OUT *

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Houttuynia cordata Chameleon

Houttuynia makes a unique groundcover, accent or border plant. However, it spreads by rhizomes, and if not controlled by containers or barriers like walls and sidewalks, it can be invasive. 

This especially attractive Chameleon variety has heart-shaped foliage that includes variations from fuchsia, scarlet, and gold to creamy white and rich green, depending on the amount of sunlight it gets; the more sunlight, the more color; also tolerates heavy shade, in which case it is mostly green. It grows best in moist, even watery, conditions.  

*Deer Resistant*


Ornamental Characteristics
Category Perennial
foliage Type Evergreen
Height 1 - 2'
Spread 1 - 3'
Shape Ground-covering, spreading
Primary foliage Color
Seasonal foliage Color
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color White (small but showy)
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences

Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.

Cold Hardiness Zone 4 - 9