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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 6, 2015

Q. Name of plant

I have come to live in the US from England and in my English Garden I had a low growing variegated leaf plant with had small white flowers. The name sounded like hutonya or huntonia but I cannot seem to find one here. It is good for ground cover and very pretty purple variegated leaves. Please have you any idea of the name.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 7, 2015

I think you may be referring to chameleon plant (Houittuynia). This sounds similar to the ground cover you are describing. Here is more information:

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Asked by
Foxxy2490 on
June 17, 2018

Q. What plants are these?

The woman who used to own our house was a horticulturalist. She planted a lot of no or low maintenance plants. I have a few that seem to come back every year and do really well. I don’t know what they are.would you be able to help me identify them please?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
June 18, 2018
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The first is called Houttuynia cordata, or the Chameleon plant. The Second is a type of Sedum, and would be hard to tell which until it flowers.

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