Last name : Houttuynia cordata
Family : Saururaceae
Type : Perennial
Height : 20 to 80 cm
Exposure : Shade and partial shade
Ground : Fresh and humus
Foliage : Persistent
Flowering : July to August
Plantation of houttuynia, chameleon
Either way, fall or spring.
Choose a shaded or very slightly sunny location and preferably sheltered from the prevailing winds.
Multiplication by division of the strain in the fall or spring.
Size of the houttuynia, chameleon
Remove faded flowers as you go.
To know about the houttuynia, chameleon
If the houttuynia takes its name of "chameleon plant" from the different colors that its foliage can offer, the latter also gives off a very pleasant scent of orange and a lovely summer bloom.
This plant can be found in shaded beds and borders as well as in pots to adorn terraces and balconies.
Smart tip about houttuynia, chameleon
In the shade, houttuynia quickly becomes invasive and can therefore become an excellent ground cover.