Deciduous, Ground covers, Perennials, Aquatic
Covered with heart-shaped leaves, this 9–12-in. spreading Asian groundcover grows rapidly in summer and vanishes in winter—even in mild climates. Crushed leaves emit a scent reminiscent of orange peel. Inconspicuous clusters of white-bracted flowers look like tiny dogwood (Cornus) blossoms. Most commonly grown is ‘Chameleon’ (‘Tricolor’, ‘Variegata’), with showy splashes of cream, pink, yellow, and red on foliage; colors are most intense in sun.
Can spread aggressively in wet ground. Plant 1 1/2–2 ft. apart; curb growth with wood, concrete, or metal barrier extending 8–12 in. into the soil. Attractive in containers.
Plant is 1 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide; has lilac blooms and resists mildew.
Popular hybrid between Athyrium niponicum pictum and A. filix-femina. Upright g...
Native from western Europe to the Caucasus and Turkey. Forms a dense clump 8–18 in. high, spread...