invasive perennial groundcover

Asked August 10, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

I am trying to identify a ground cover so I can put it in our garden club plant sale. It has heart shaped leaves, color of leaf is green turning to red on the edge. grows to about 6 inches high

Montcalm County Michigan trees and shrubs wildflowers and native plants invasive species invasive plants groundcovers native perennials horticulture

1 Response

You are correct, this is an invasive, perennial groundcover. It's common name is the Chameleon Plant and it's botanical name is Houttuynia cordata. For more information about the plant, please see this fact sheet: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/hortanswers/plantdetail.cfm?PlantID=560&PlantTypeID=6