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Houttuynia cordata (Heart-leaved houttuynia)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Houttuynia cordata

Other names

Heart-leaved houttuynia

Genus

Houttuynia Houttuynia

Species

H. cordata - H. cordata is a mat-forming, spreading herbaceous perennial with grey-green leaves and dense, white flower spikes in late spring.


Houttuynia cordata is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Orange-scented foliage

Habit

Spreading

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Vigorous plants. Divide regularly to limit spread.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Houttuynia cordata (Heart-leaved houttuynia) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in reliably moist, humus-rich, fertile soil in full sun or part shade. Can be planted in shallow pond margins.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Houttuynia cordata

Other names

Heart-leaved houttuynia

Genus

Houttuynia Houttuynia

Species

H. cordata - H. cordata is a mat-forming, spreading herbaceous perennial with grey-green leaves and dense, white flower spikes in late spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Orange-scented foliage

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

General care

Pruning

Vigorous plants. Divide regularly to limit spread.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Houttuynia cordata (Heart-leaved houttuynia) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in reliably moist, humus-rich, fertile soil in full sun or part shade. Can be planted in shallow pond margins.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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