A plant named after a lizard
Chameleons are well known for being able to change their skin colours. Houttuynia cordata grows in the Far East but it is this variegated form Chameleon that is readily available in garden centres. The plant likes moist soil and will happily grow in shallow water at the edge of a pond. An even bright cultivar Flame is now also available. As with most variegated plants some shoots will revert to plain green and these need to removed as they are stronger and will eventually take over. This post arose from a query sent in to the Caley website. We are happy to answer identification questions like this.