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Chameleon plant

Houttuynia cordata_ 'Chameleon'

A quick spreader in wet spots, chameleon plant can be dramatic. Its heart-shape leaves are rimmed with red and gaudily splashed with yellow and green. Dense spikes of tiny flowers are surrounded at the base by small white bracts. Be careful to corral this fast-growing, water-loving plant, as it can take over rapidly.

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Part Sun, Sun

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Height:

Under 6 inches

Width:

To several feet wide

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Zones:

5-9


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Primrose

Take a walk down the primrose path and you'll never look back! Primroses are a classic cottage flower and are popular with collectors. They covet the hundreds of different primroses available, especially some of the tiny rare alpine types.Many are staples of cottage gardens and rock gardens, while others provide spring color to damp places, rain gardens, and bog gardens. Their basal rosettes of oval leaves are often puckered or are very smooth. The colorful flowers may be borne singly or rise in tiered clusters, or even spikes. Provide humus-high soil that retains moisture and some shade for best results.

Lobelia

Colorful lobelias are a wonderful choice for landscaping around ponds and streams -- anywhere the soil is consistently moist. In fact, lobelia even loves downright wet conditions, making it a top choice for bog gardens.Perennial type of lobelia (not to be confused with the low-growing, often blue annual types) are magnets for hummingbirds, so they're great for wildlife gardens. The foliage is a handsome rich green to sometimes dark reddish purple. The plant produces striking spikes of flowers in all shades of red, pink, blue, and white. Lobelia needs humus-rich soil. Mulch with a biodegradable material, such as wood bark or chopped leaves, to add humus to the soil.

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