Varigated Fishwort

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

This variety of fishwort has very colorful leaves, but otherwise is identical to the non-variegated version. It is commonly grown as a leaf vegetable, and is used as a fresh herbal garnish. The variegated variety is beautiful to put in salads, and is often grown as a showy ground cover. Careful, this plant can be a bit invasive.

Water: Moist, boggy

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: Herbaceous perennial that can grow 3' tall by 3’ wide

Light: Shade

Soil: Loves wet soils but can also grow in dry conditions if in shade

Origin: Southeast Asia

Varigated Fishwort