Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草

Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草

Chameleon Plant in bloom. (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草開花了.

Chameleon Plant in bloom. (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草開花了.

Chameleon Plant colorful foliage. (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草的美麗斑葉.

Chameleon Plant colorful foliage. (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草的美麗斑葉.

This edible hardy perennial usually has been used as ground cover.  Edible herb as vegetable in Asia for its leaves and tuber roots. Fast growing.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist/wet soil which is excellent for woodland garden or pond side.  Lemony fragrance from the plant but some people consider unpleasant.  Small white flowers in summer. Medicinal.  Usually propagate by cuttings and division.

這種是可食性多年生草花通常當做地被植物來使用.  在亞洲是吃它的葉及根. 生長快速.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅為2-3呎. 以全日照到半日照環境為佳種植土壤要濕所以很適合種在林地或水邊.  植株會散發檸味但有些人不喜. 夏開白色小花. 可藥用.  繁殖方式以分株及扦插為主.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/houttuynia-cordata-chameleon.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houttuynia_cordata

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