Deciduous, Ground covers, Perennials, Aquatic
Native from Japan south and east to the mountains of Java and Nepal. Spreading, underground stems send up a 9-in.-high blanket of foliage. Heartshaped green, 3-in.-long look very much like those of English ivy (Hedera helix). Foliage emits an odd scent when crushed, reminiscent of orange peel. Inconspicuous clusters of white-bracted flowers are like tiny dogwood (Cornus) blossoms. This unusual ground cover disappears completely in winter, even in mild climates. Spreads aggressively in wet soil.
From China, Japan. Grows 9 in. tall, spreads by runners. Leaves are variegated green, reddish, cream, and pink; fully deciduous.
Bears rose-pink flowers in fall.
Has deep pink to purplish red blooms on 2 1/2-ft.-tall, 2-ft.-wide plants.
Native from western Great Plains to Mexico. To 8–16 in. high, 1/2 ft. or wider. Finely divided l...