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Model #BP - Chameleon

4 in. Chameleon Plant Potted Bog/Marginal Pond Plant

  • Water-wise plant produces small, white dogwood-like flowers
  • Pond plant tolerates shade to full sunlight
  • Best planted from spring to fall in ponds
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Product Overview

The Chameleon Plant, Houttuynia variegata, is one of the most colorful pond plants with foliage colors of red, cream, yellow and pink. Additional sunlight will promote vivid coloring. As this plant matures it will develop small white flowers in the summer.
  • Hardy in zones 6 - 10, the Chameleon plant is very easy to grow and can tolerate shade to full sun light conditions
  • As it matures and has enough light, this plant will have small, white dogwood-like flowers
  • Great contrast plant that adds tons of color to your pond's edges
  • Getting a plant that is already potted in aquatic soil with established roots helps make this an instant statement in your pond

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Common NamePond PlantPond PlantPond PlantPond Plant
Hardiness Zone11 (40 to 50 F),6 (-10 to 0 F)10 (30 to 40 F),6 (-10 to 0 F) 11 (40 to 50 F),5 (-20 to -10 F)
Sun ToleranceFull SunFull SunFull SunSun or Shade
Additional Characteristics Water-WiseWater-WiseGround Cover,Insect Resistant,Low Maintenance
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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Width (in.)
8 in.

Details

Additional Characteristics
Water-Wise
Average Shipping Height (in.)
4
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
White
Common Name
Pond Plant
Fragrance
Non-Fragrant
Hardiness Zone
10 (30 to 40 F),6 (-10 to 0 F)
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
1
Returnable
90-Day
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Wildlife Attracted
Butterflies
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

7Questions11Answers

Can I grow this in a plant pot instead of ground? Will we receive seeds or the plant?

Asked by Fishmint April 24, 2020
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Answer

Hi Fishmint! This plant comes to you well rooted and planted in a 4 inch pot, no seeds. I see no reason that this plant would not grow in a container garden as long as it gets plenty of water. It is very colorful, especially given a generous amount of sunlight.

What do I do with this pond plant in the winter? I live in B.C.

Asked by Rosie October 14, 2019
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Answer

Hi Rosie! I am guessing that B.C. is British Columbia? If this is the case, depending on where in British Columbia you live, the climate zones can range from 2 to 8. If you are in the warmer parts and do not get any hard freezes and leave your pump running year 'round, you do not need to do anything special to it. If you are in the colder climates, you would want to drop this plant to the deepest part of your pond for the winter as that is the most insulated and protected part of your pond. In case of extremely cold temperatures, you may consider bringing it inside in a sunny location and place it in a dish of shallow water. There are a lot of variables that can exist, especially in British Columbia, that make it a bit difficult to give you an exact answer to your question. I hope this helps, Rosie!

Forgot to ask - how do you eradicate this plant from your landscape? It is spreading throughout ...

Asked by Marty April 13, 2019
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Answers

Dig DEEP. Get it ALL OUT. If you're not opposed to herbicide, use it. I personally do like to use Round Up and the like, but I would do it for this plant. Solarizing (using plastic tarps / bags) can help. Good luck.

How can I get rid of this plant? It seems to be envasive?

Asked by Marty April 13, 2019
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Answer

Hi Marty! This colorful little plant is on the aggressive end as far as spreading. Getting rid of any plant would require removing all of the plant, roots and all, from the area. Perhaps an annual removal of the plant from undesired areas may work out better as the plant itself is quite a beauty.

Can this plant thrive in flood prone areas?

Asked by Jen May 5, 2016
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Answers

I think so. But do not risk it. Highly invasive.

Is this plant toxic to KOI fish ponds

Asked by rb April 11, 2016
1
Answer

No, this is not toxic.

Can we use this plant as a Ground Cover?

Asked by Jana August 24, 2015
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Answers

Yes, you can but you will regret it. Find something NATIVE and non-invasive instead. Home Depot should NOT be selling this plant.

Customer Reviews

  • 3.5
    out of 12 reviews
  • 63% recommend this product
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This is a beautiful plant that adds lots of color to my pond.
This is a beautiful plant that adds lots of color to my pond.
by Smokie
WARNING! Invasive species! Do not buy.
I bought this a few years ago, and took me at least 3 years to get rid of this plant. The leaves have this foul odor, then its 'flowers' smell even worse, so bad it actually attracts flies! Looking past it's pretty leaves, this plant throws thick deep runners and spreads everywhere. Luckily i had planted it in a bed separated by stone patio, but it's runners were starting to run under the stone. I was concerned it was going to take over our backyard and spread to the park we back onto. So I pulled it all out, removed all the soil, and it still came back. I could tell everytime there was a little sprout just by the smell! I finally eliminated it by spraying every sprout with WipeOut (grass & weed killer). Only place this should be is in a pot. This plant needs to be taken off the shelves, otherwise should definItely have a warning label.
by Foams
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Plant arrived in excellent condition
Caveat to those purchasing... this plant can be invasive, so best placed in a POT in your pond, to prevent it from taking over other spaces. As for this particular purchase experience... plant arrived on time, packaged well, and in excellent condition. Will order from you again. Thanks!
by Evey
1 person found this helpful
Pretty was able to devide already...
Pretty was able to devide already
by HomeDepotCustomer
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
NEVER EVER BUY THIS PLANT!
This particular plan is EXTREMELY INVASIVE. It will take over everything. It spreads with a menacing root system. It kills other plants nearby. It has an odd smell when cut/crushed. I've been fighting this plant for 15 years. Worst gardening mistake I've ever made!
by Frogmother1
3 people found this helpful
Although my plants were not in very good condition, I'm hoping they will improve with time.
Although my plants were not in very good condition, I'm hoping they will improve with time.
by Lizzy
Product arrived well packed and very healthy....
Product arrived well packed and very healthy.
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
Pretty plant until it died. And fairly quickly.
Pretty plant until it died. And fairly quickly.
by Geo
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