Looking for a Tricolored Groundcover - Knowledgebase Question

Louisville, KY
Question by alycone
July 31, 2005
I am trying to find out the name of a periennial groundcover that has a decidely HEART shaped, rather thick almost waxy varigated leaf. It does well in shade and the more sun it gets, the more pink comes out in the leaves, marking it a tricolor. It has a white blossom in late June to July (or at least it did this year), has spread well and reached a height of about 12


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Answer from NGA
July 31, 2005

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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' is the name of the plant you've described. Monrovia's catalog describes it as: A terrific ground cover. Quick spreading perennial with erect stems holding heart-shaped, multi-colored leaves of gray-green, cream, carmine and gold. Full sun gives best coloration. Herbaceous. Full to partial sun. Fast-growing to 1 foot high, spread indefinite.

Here's a list of local retailers:
FRANK OTTE NURSERY-LOUISVL
2930 BARDSTOWN ROAD
LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
(502) 454-4000

WALLITSCH NURSERY-GDN CTR
2608 HIKES LANE
LOUISVILLE, KY 40218
(502) 454-3553

BOWLING'S NURSERY INC.
10901 ELECTRON DRIVE
LOUISVILLE, KY 40217
(502) 266-9030

FRANK OTTE NURSERY-ST.MATT
5025 SHELBYVILLE ROAD
ST. MATTHEWS, KY 40207
(502) 896-2226

HORTICULTURAL DESIGN & DEV
4101 WESTPORT ROAD
LOUISVILLE, KY 40207
(502) 893-7333

Best wishes with your landscape!

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