Houttuynia cordata (Orange peel plant) ‘Boo Boo’ is an attractive foliage plant with heart-shaped orange-scented leaves which are very similar in colour to the ‘Chameleon’ but darker and slightly more subdued and turn bright red in Autumn. Produces pretty white flower spikes from Jul-Sep. The foliage is at its best between May-October. Very vigorous so trim back roots around the basket to control its spread in water: it will raft across the water so is a good plant for shallow pond margins and will help to keep the water clear.
Houttuynia after Dr Martin Houttuyn of Amsterdam; cordata heart sheaped leaves
Planting position: Marginal plant up to 5cms; or very wet soil
Form: 9cm in a solid pot or 1 litre in an aquatic basket -please select size from “Choose size” box below.