Genus containing only the species Houttuynia cordata, native to eastern Asia.
Latin name: Houttuynia cordata "Chamaeleon"
Very invasive once established.
It requires moist, humus-rich soils, full sun or partial shade.
Use in rock gardens or for ground-covering.
Propagated by division.
Multicoloured leaves, with green, pink and yellow patches. Plant in full sun for intense and rich foliage colour.