Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' was named after the Dutch botanist Martin Hottuyn, and is also known as leidsplantje or marsh nemoon in Dutch. It is a deciduous herbaceous plant with a vigorous ground cover form and attractive heart-shaped aromatic leaves that are green, yellow, red to pink tinged. This variegated marsh anemone flowers from June to August with small creamy white, fragrant flowers. Houttuynia likes a position in full sun or shade and does well in almost all soil types. The plant prefers a moist soil that is not too rich, but also thrives on dry soil, where it will proliferate slightly less.