Harlequin plant

Houttuynia cordata variegata
Houttuynia cordata variegata Houttuynia cordata variegata
Latin Name: Houttuynia cordata variegata
Moisture/Zone: Zone 1 or 2
Flower Colour: White
Growth Speed: Medium
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Variegated
Position: Full sun,part sun

This is a variegated form of the '€˜Orange Peel Plant'€™, so called as the leaves give off the scent of orange peel when crushed. The Harlequin, or Chameleon, plant is grown for it'€™s wonderful foliage, leaves are variegated in green, yellow and red. It is an excellent plant for the garden; growing to only about 15 cm in height, it compliments taller species, or adds an eye-catching splash of colour along a border or wall bed. Small white flowers are produced in summer. Spreads by runners. Prefers moist soil and benefits from mulch in winter. As a pond plant it can be grown in moist soil at the ponside or in zone 2 as a marginal plant, adding colour and interest to pond planting.