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By Jeanh

London, United Kingdom Gb

Anyone know what this is, I aquired it, and it's very pretty, but don't know name




It looks like a Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia Cordata) is it in the shade?

9 Jul, 2010


I would agree, it's a Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' most of which has reverted to non-variegated foliage, i.e. it's turned back to the straight species H. cordata

9 Jul, 2010


Oh is that why no colour Ilex

9 Jul, 2010


thanks, yes it's mostly shade in my garden, glad today, it's boiling!, it's in a spot that gets some sun morning and evening, but not much, about an hour

9 Jul, 2010


Lots of variegated plants have a tendency to revert back to their original, non variegated form, and Houttunynias do seem to do this a lot.

The non variegated growth will always be stronger since it contains more chlorophyll, so if you want to preserve the variegation then you should remove all of the all-green / non-veriegated sections of the plant. Having said that I personally prefer the non variegated version of the plant so would be quite happy to leave it just as it is.

9 Jul, 2010


When you get so many flowers the colour of the leaves are less relevant and it looks very healthy.

18 Jul, 2010


lthanks. I thought it had died in the frost and tried t get it out the pot. Good job I couldn't as it started showing shoots a few days later! Shows how much I know!

18 Jul, 2010

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